IRMM performs low-level measurements for radon on lung tissues

March 21, 2002

Brussels, 20 March 2002

Geel (BE): IRMM has performed measurements on 210Pb in dried lung tissue samples in collaboration with the German Cancer Research Centre in Heidelberg, Germany. 210Pb is a daughter product of radon, and its measurement can indicate the level of exposure of lung tissue to radon gas. IRMM performed such low-level measurements using the special Hades underground laboratory (223 meters below ground level), where no interference from cosmic rays exists and where background radiation levels are extremely low.

Contact: doris.florian@cec.eu.int

15 March 2002

Source: Joint Research Centre http://www.jrc.cec.eu.int/index.asp

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