Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Green Materials and Environmental Engineering

Radon Gas-Hazardous Element for Human Life Really Found in the Environment

Authors
Carlos Rizo Maestre, Servando Chinchón Yepes
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Carlos Rizo Maestre
Available Online December 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/gmee-15.2015.17How to use a DOI?
Keywords
radon; environmental chemistry; cancer; urban environment; radiation; health
Abstract

Radon is a gas that is considered as an extremely harmful element to people’s health by the World Health Organization (WHO). Radon is a type of radioactive gaseous element that is present in almost all materials with which buildings are constructed, as well as in the areas in which they are raised. For this reason, one should take into consideration in what proportion is radon harmful and in what proportion it surrounds the human environment. In Spain, the CTE (Technical Building Code) does not yet envisage the maximum quantity of radon a building can incorporate and how to contain it [1]. Different scientific agencies from the fields of medicine and health consider the risk of lung cancer as the main repercussion of the presence of radon in the human environment [2]. This study focuses on identifying ways of research to be undertaken by different States to determine the doses of radon that humans can withstand. The study aims to measure various existing building typologies to determine the risk of existence of radon in them [3], [4]. Studies have shown that in the area Eastern Spain, even under the most unfavorable conditions, the cave houses, the levels do not reach the maximum set by the WHO.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Green Materials and Environmental Engineering
Series
Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
December 2015
ISBN
978-94-6252-138-4
ISSN
2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/gmee-15.2015.17How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2015, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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