Mapping indoor radon-222 in denmark: design and test of the statistical model used in the second nation-wide survey

In Denmark, a new survey of indoor radon-222 has been carried out. One-year alpha trackmeasurements (CR-39) have been done in 3019 single-family houses. There is from 3 to 23 housemeasurements in each of the 275 municipalities. Within each municipality, houses have been selectedrandomly. One important outcome of the survey is the prediction of the fraction of houses in eachmunicipality with an annual average radon concentration above 200 Bqm-3.

Numerical modelling of radon-222 entry into houses: an outline of techniques and results

Numerical modelling is a powerful tool for studies of soil gas and radon-222 entry into houses. It isthe purpose of this paper to review some main techniques and results. In the past, modelling hasfocused on Darcy flow of soil gas (driven by indoor-outdoor pressure differences) and combineddiffusive and advective transport of radon. Models of different complexity have been used. Thesimpler ones are finite-difference models with one or two spatial dimensions. The more complexmodels allow for full 3D and time dependency.