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Italian experience on research and other activities on protection from radon exposure, in the European context

1. Francesco Bochicchio, Istituto Superiore di Sanità (Italian National Institute of Health), Roma, Italy
2. S. Antignani, Istituto Superiore di Sanità (Italian National Institute of Health), Roma, Italy
3. C. Carpentieri, Istituto Superiore di Sanità (Italian National Institute of Health), Roma, Italy
4. M. Caprio, Istituto Superiore di Sanità (Italian National Institute of Health), Roma, Italy
5. C. Di Carlo, Istituto Superiore di Sanità (Italian National Institute of Health), Roma, Italy
6. S. Pozzi, Istituto Superiore di Sanità (Italian National Institute of Health), Roma, Italy
7. G. Venoso, Istituto Superiore di Sanità (Italian National Institute of Health), Roma, Italy

Many research and other activities on indoor radon exposure and related health effects have been carried out in Italy since ’80s. After a first period it became more and more clear that an effective protection of population and workers from health risk due to exposure to radon and its decay products in dwellings and workplaces requires many different actions and involves many different institutions, both national and regional/local ones. This is particularly true for countries with a federal organization, such as Italy. Therefore, a National Radon Action Plan – promoted by the Ministry of Health and coordinated by the Italian National Institute of Health – was set-up in 2002 to coordinate such actions. Several activities have been carried out in the framework of this plan and information and data regarding such activities have been collected in the National Radon Archive. Recently, the Directive 2013/59/Euratom introduced several new requirements on protection from radon exposure in workplaces and in dwellings. In this presentation, a summary description of research and other activities on radon protection in Italy will be reported. These includes: i) several national and regional surveys, involving more than 50 000 indoor environments (dwellings, schools and workplaces); ii) estimates of lung cancer rates attributable to radon exposure for each of the 21 Italian regions; iii) remedial actions to reduce indoor radon concentration; iv) training activities on radon issues. Moreover, the main perspectives for protection from radon exposure in Italy are presented, with particular attention to the requirements of the Directive 2013/59/Euratom, including the development of a new national radon action plan.

Thematic field: SIMPOZIJUM A - Nauka materije, kondenzovane materije i fizika čvrstog stanja

Date: 13.08.2019.

Contemporary Materials 2019 - Savremeni Materijali


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