Radon and Health in the Natural and Built Environment
Radon research at Kingston University is carried out as part of a wider research group that specialises in radon and health issues in the natural and built environment. This research is partly focussed at health bodies to encourage the development of new strategies to reduce the dose to humans in such environments.
Examples of projects under this heading are:-
- Tidal Synchronicity: short term radon variation (and its impact on time average levels) and anomalies associated with Earthquakes.
- Radon, geology and seasonable variability
- Radon in abandoned mines and caves.
- International Geoscience Project (IGCP) 571, "Radon, health and natural hazards", UNESCO/IUGS
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The Radon Council UK and the Radon Research group at Northampton University together with the Universities Radon Network are involved in the above projects. Further information on these groups can be found at www2.northampton.ac.uk/portal/page/portal/aps/appliedscience/research/radon and www.radoncouncil.org
- Professor Gavin K. Gillmore
- Dr Robin Crocket (visiting researcher Kingston University)
- Dr Neil Thomas
- Professor Paul Phillips (Northampton University).
- The Radon Council
2000 - ongoing
This research is concerned with radon and health issues in the natural and built environment. A particular focus is on radon in caves and abandoned mines, as well as tidal synchronicity of indoor radon (and associated earthquake activity) together with the link between radon and geology.