Hygiene of populated placesISSN: 2707-0441 eISSN: 2707-045X
Issue 69, 2019   -   Pages: 154-164
N. Aksionov1, M. Fryziuk1, T. Pavlenko1

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The review of the state of national radon policies, strategies and national action plans for ra-don in the EU countries as well as in a significant number of countries outside the EU is presented in this article.
A reduction of lung cancer risk caused by exposure to radon due to a decrease of indoor ra-don concentration is a long-term objective of the national action plans. National radon action plans should be based on the information on radon levels (measurements of indoor concentrations, survey of the population on the level of awareness, economic analysis) and cooperation at national, regional and local levels.
The development of the national radon action plan is a multidisciplinary issue which includes the development of regulatory framework, communication with interested parties, development of na-tional measurement protocols, carrying out of the national radon measurements, development of the requirements relating to radon in building norms, and development of measures for reduction of ra-don levels in existing or new buildings that are relevant to the customs and practices for the construc-tion of buildings in the state.
Radon action plans have been developed and implemented in developed countries such as USA, Canada, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Czech Republic. In some countries, radon related ac-tivities involve only the measurements of indoor radon, radon in soil or in water for scientific purpos-es. In the most countries, the reference levels or limits for indoor radon concentration for existing and new buildings have been established, the national radon database has been done as well.
Analysis of the experience of the development of the approaches to the control of radon expo-sure of the population will help other countries to develop and to implement the national radon action plans.

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