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Radon survey in caves from Mallorca Island, Spain

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dc.contributor.author Dumitru, Oana Alexandra
dc.contributor.author Onac, Petroniu Bogdan
dc.contributor.author Fornós Astó, Juan José
dc.contributor.author Cosma, Constantin
dc.contributor.author Ginés, Ángel
dc.contributor.author Ginés, Joaquín
dc.contributor.author Merino, Antoni
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-03T08:36:48Z
dc.date.issued 2015-09-01
dc.identifier.citation 0048-9697
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11201/1774
dc.description.abstract This study reports radon concentration in the most representative caves of Mallorca, identifying those in which the recommended action level is exceeded, thus posing health risks. Two show caves (Campanet and Artà) and three non-touristic caves (Font, Drac, Vallgornera) were investigated. Data were collected at several locations within each cave for three different periods, from March 2013 to March 2014. Except for Vallgornera, where only one monitoring period was possible, and Artà in which low values were recorded throughout the year, a clear seasonal variability, with higher values during the warm seasons and lower during winter time is promi- nent. Radon concentrations differed markedly from one cave to another, as well as within the same cave, ranging from below detection limit up to 3060 Bq·m−3. The results of this study have significant practical implications, making it possible to provide some recommendation to cave administrators and other agencies involved in granting access to the investigated caves.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier B.V.
dc.relation.isformatof Versió postprint del document publicat a: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.04.076
dc.relation.ispartof Science of the Total Environment, 2015, vol. 526, p. 196-203
dc.rights cc-by-nc-nd (c) Elsevier B.V., 2015
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es
dc.subject.classification Biologia
dc.subject.classification Geologia
dc.subject.other Biology
dc.subject.other Geology
dc.title Radon survey in caves from Mallorca Island, Spain
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion
dc.date.updated 2016-02-03T08:36:49Z
dc.embargo 2017-09-01
dc.subject.keywords coves
dc.subject.keywords Mallorca
dc.subject.keywords cuevas
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/embargoedAccess
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.04.076


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