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.


15 March 2002

Source: Joint Research Centre

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