Title

Factors Affecting Deposition, Implantation, and Retention of Radon Progeny in Glass

Document Type

Thesis

Publication Date

2005

Advisor

Dan Steck, Physics

Abstract

Radon (Rn) continues to be the second leading cause of lung cancer, responsible for anywhere from 8,000 to 45,000 deaths a year in the United States (EPA 2003). As a wide-spread health concern, many studies have examined the airborne concentrations of Radon progeny (RnP), the primary source of the cumulative energy delivered by radiation or the dose. This study aimed at examining processes RnP undergo near surfaces such as glass. A better understanding of processes such as deposition, implantation, resuspension. and long-term retention will help the reliability of new passive dose estimations.

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