Scientific topics Radon conference - details

Methods of measurement for both radon and thoron - devices, metrological aspects
Focused on:
  • Cheap continuous radon monitors – new possibilities for measurement or just toys?
  • Radon monitoring on workplaces incl. personal monitoring. How to communicate the requirements on workplaces monitoring towards employers.
  • Thoron prone areas – measurement of thoron and thoron progenies, thoron surveys. Thoron and thoron progenies monitoring on workplaces.
Other relevant topics: Measurement errors; accuracy of measurement; comparison measurements; radon/thoron time series analysis; QA and QC programs; active aerosol spectra measurements; attached and unattached fraction of radon/thoron progenies measurements; etc.

Radon - information carrier, radonometry, radon as a tracer gas
Focused on:
  • Multiparametrical models and long term measurements analysis.
Other relevant topics: Application of ionizing radiation; diagnostic measurements in dwellings; earthquake predictions; the role of radon and geophysical measurement in mineral deposits prospecting methods; modelling of air mass transport; diffusion coefficient and ventilation rate measurements; etc.

National programs and projects
Focused on:
  • New dose conversion factors for radon – what change in regulation do they bring?
  • Optimization of radon and thoron protection – case studies.
Other relevant topics: Public relation; national and other radon programs; legislation and strategies; motivation for remedy; international collaboration; international comparisons; etc.

Radon in civil engineering
Focused on:
  • Options for mitigation of workplaces in large buildings to a single office.
  • Is it possible to use radon as a tracer of indoor air quality?
  • Communication between builders and architects.
Other relevant topics: Cost benefit and cost effectiveness of radon remediation, general standards and methods of remedial measures; preventive measures; efficiency of used remedial measures; modelling of radon transport through building construction and radon transfer from soil into house; etc.

Health effects of radon
Focused on:
  • Further progress in health effects modelling.
Other relevant topics: Dose assessment; radon at workplaces; lung models; biological effects; epidemiological studies; synergic effects etc.