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Laboratório de Instrumentação e Física Experimental de Partículas

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Radiation, health and environment


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Radon concentration measurements are currently the focus of activity of LIP’s Radiation, Health and environment group. This radioactive gas, abundant in granitic areas, is recognized as a carcinogenic agent, and is appointed by the World Health Organization as the second leading cause of lung cancer after tobacco smoke. Knowing its concentrations inside houses is thus important from the point of view of radiological protection. In addition, Radon is the largest contributor for underground water radioactive pollution. Recent work of the group includes the development and test of low cost radon monitors, and field measurements in different locations in Portugal and in the municipality of Bibala, in Angola.

Several international organizations involved in radiation protection and public health, have produced new guidance, recommendations and requirements aiming better protection from radon exposure. With the new legislation, DL 108/2018 (Transposition of Basic Safety Standards Council Directive 2013/59/EURATOM to national legislation) protection against indoor exposures to radon in both workplace and dwellings is clearly regulated and exposures to radon in dwellings are regulated for the first time. LIP researchers are part of the LabExpoRad at Covilhã, which can provide radon measurement services for the community. For this, the certification of our laboratory services is in preparation.

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Física Experimental de Partículas com aceleradores

Group Leader:  
Luis Peralta


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  • AVALIAÇÃO DO RISCO DO RADÃO PRESENTE NA ÁGUA POTÁVEL DO MUNICÍPIO DA BIBALA
  • Author(s):  J. Kessongo, Y. Bahu, L. Peralta, S. Soares
  • Submission:  , Acceptance:  , Publication:  2021-07-01
  • Reference:  A FÍSICA PARA O DESENVOLVIMENTO EQUILIBRADO: UM CONTRIBUTO, 3ª. Conferência de Física de países de língua portuguesa - São Tomé, 30 de maio a 1 de junho 2019   View publication

  • The “train the future trainers program, a way to include soft and technical skills in a blended learning program
  • Author(s):  I. Gerardy, S. Schreurs, D. Mostacci, L. Tinova, J. Rodenas, S. Soares, U. Scherer, S. Economides
  • Submission:  , Acceptance:  , Publication:  2021-03-26
  • Reference:  Proceedings ETRAP 2021 | SCK CEN-BA-152 | SCK CEN/42883176 - pp 25-32   View publication

  • Exposure to radon in buildings in the municipality of Lubango, Angola, during winter months
  • Author(s):  Y. Bahu, J. Kessongo, Luis Peralta and S. Soares
  • Submission:  2020-07-02, Acceptance:  2020-12-19, Publication:  2021-01-25
  • Reference:  J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem. 327 (2021) 635-642  

  • Comparison of Radon Mass Exhalation Rate Measurements from Building Materials by two Different Methods
  • Author(s):  Sandra Soares, Joaquim Kessongo, Yoenls Bahu and Luis Peralta
  • Submission:  , Acceptance:  , Publication:  2020-11-07
  • Reference:  Radiation Protection Dosimetry (2020), Vol. 191, No. 2, pp. 255–259  


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Alina Louro
Lisboa
Collaborator

Ana Maia Fernandes
Lisboa
Master student

Conceição Abreu
Lisboa
Researcher

Florbela Rêgo
Lisboa
Collaborator

Joaquim Pedro Kessongo
Lisboa
Collaborator

Luis Peralta
Lisboa
Researcher

Patrick Sousa
Lisboa
Collaborator

Sandra Soares
Lisboa
Researcher

Yoenls Bahu
Lisboa
Collaborator

 
 

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