Variation of Indoor Radon Levels in Some Caves of Parque Estadual Turístico do Alto Ribeira (PETAR), SP, Brazil with Ventilation and Rain
- Conference date: 07–12 October 2007
- Location: Buzios, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
In order to assess the radon exposure for the tour guide workers, radon levels in several galleries of the most visited caves of PETAR (High Ribeira River Turistic State Park), were determined by using Makrofol E tracks detectors. A two‐years surveillance, from 2003 to 2005, showed radon average levels varying from to Those results showed that the wide variation between the minimum and maximum concentrations values are strongly related with cave ventilation. In order to establish other factors contributing to this variation, beside the well known temperature effect, rain data over the entire period were also considered, showing that, apparently, radon concentrations inside the caves rise with drought.
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