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Title: Radon measurements in public buildings in El Hierro, Canary Islands (Spain)
Authors: Santamarta, Juan C.
Hernández-Gutiérrez, Luis E.
Rodríguez-Martín, Jesica
Hernández Alemán, Anastasia 
Gutiérrez Villanueva, José Luis
Cruz Pérez, Noelia
UNESCO Clasification: 531104 Organización de recursos humanos
2501 Ciencias de la atmósfera
Keywords: Canary Islands
Public Buildings
Radiation Measurements
Radon Gas
Issue Date: 2021
Project: Instituto Canario de Seguridad Laboral (ICASEL), Canary Islands Government, under the Project N° A18120150 “Development of procedures for the protection of workers’ health against the risks derived from exposure to radon gas in workplaces on the Island of El Hierro: A pilot experience for the Canary Islands”
Journal: Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health 
Abstract: After the underwater eruption that took place on the island of El Hierro (Canary Islands, Spain) in 2012, there were significant increases in radon gas emissions in the soil. This study was aimed to measure the radon concentrations in public building in El Hierro in order to have better knowledge of the implications of a submarine eruption and the radon levels on the island. The study was undertaken in 38 public buildings located in the three municipalities of the island. Although high concentrations of radon gas were expected due to the recent eruptions, it was found that 70% of the facilities studied maintained radon gas concentration values below the limit values established by Directive 2013/59/EURATOM.
ISSN: 1873-9318
DOI: 10.1007/s11869-021-00987-y
Source: Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health[ISSN 1873-9318], v. 14, p. 895–902
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