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Skeletal lead-210 as an index of exposure to radon decay products in mining
  1. F A Fry,
  2. J L Smith-Briggs,
  3. M C O'Riordan
  1. 1National Radiological Protection Board, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon OX11 0RQ, UK

    Abstract

    ABSTRACT Exposure to radon-222 and its short-lived decay products in mines results in increased bone content of lead-210 in miners. Cumulative exposure is usually determined from air measurements underground. It may also be inferred from radiochemical measurements on bone samples. We describe how this is achieved, illustrate the degree of agreement between the two methods for a particular case, and discuss some qualifications.

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