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Radiation Protection Legislation and Sustainable Development of a Rural Green-Tuff Village of Ischia Island

Version 1 : Received: 15 September 2020 / Approved: 17 September 2020 / Online: 17 September 2020 (04:16:06 CEST)

How to cite: La Verde, G.; D'Avino, V.; Sabbarese, C.; Ambrosino, F.; Roca, V.; Raulo, A.; Pugliese, M. Radiation Protection Legislation and Sustainable Development of a Rural Green-Tuff Village of Ischia Island. Preprints 2020, 2020090370 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202009.0370.v1). La Verde, G.; D'Avino, V.; Sabbarese, C.; Ambrosino, F.; Roca, V.; Raulo, A.; Pugliese, M. Radiation Protection Legislation and Sustainable Development of a Rural Green-Tuff Village of Ischia Island. Preprints 2020, 2020090370 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202009.0370.v1).

Abstract

Radiological risk affect the quality of the environment in buildings since population and workers can be potentially exposed to high level of dose. Radon gas emanated from both subsoil and building materials represents the most important source of radiation exposure for people. This study investigates the sustainability concept of a small rural village of Ischia Island, named Ciglio, in relation to the radiological risk. Radon activity concentration was measured in typical green tuff dwellings and in water samples collected from a local spring using E-Perm devices. Moreover, for green-tuff as building material, the radon emanation coefficient was calculated by gamma spectroscopy. The results highlight the importance to perform environmental radon monitoring and to investigate the radon content of building materials, especially in geographical areas characterized by traditional use of typical stones for constructions. In conclusion, the sustainability development of rural buildings is possible if the radiological risk for inhabitants and workers was assessed.

Subject Areas

building materials; rural architecture; Ischia Island; radiological characterization; radon; radiological risk assessment; sustainable buildings

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