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The cost-effectiveness of radon mitigation in schools in Northamptonshire

Denman, A. R. and Phillips, P. S. (1998) The cost-effectiveness of radon mitigation in schools in Northamptonshire. Journal of Radiological Protection. 18(3), pp. 203-208. 0952-4746.

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Abstract: A comprehensive radon survey of 2372 rooms in 348 Northamptonshire schools is reported, together with results of the successful mitigation of the raised radon levels found in 20 schools. From analysis of the occupancy of affected rooms and the costs of remediation a total cost of £19,400 per man-sievert saved annually was derived. This is around four times more cost-effective than the radon remediation in Health Service premises in Northamptonshire, and slightly more cost-effective than a domestic programme where all householders with radon levels above the Action Level carry out remediation. As only a small percentage of householders undertook remediation, a schools' remediation programme is the most cost-effective programme to reduce radon in an Affected Area.
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA1247.R33 Toxicology. Radon
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > GE300 Environmental management
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD885.5 Radon pollution
Creators: Denman, Anthony R and Phillips, Paul S
Publisher: Institute of Physics
Northamptonshire and East Midlands: Environment
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Research Centre > Centre for Research into Sustainable Wastes Management
University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > School of Science and Technology (2010-2016)
Faculties > Faculty of Arts, Science & Technology > Environmental Science
Research Centres > Environment Research Group
Date: September 1998
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 203-208
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Radiological Protection
Volume: 18
Number: 3
Language: English
ISSN: 0952-4746
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes

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