Geology, geography and global energy

Scientific and Technical Journal

Methodological approaches to the regional geo-ecological assessment of radon risks for the population

2022. №2, pp. 85-91

Mezhova Lydia A. - РЎandidate of Sciences (Geographical), Associate Professor, Voronezh State Pedagogical University, Voronezh, Russia

Lugovskoy Aleksandr M. - Doctor of Sciences (Geographical), Professor, Institute of Sector Management, Moscow, Russia

Inpushkin Victor A. - postgraduate student, Voronezh State Pedagogical University, Voronezh, Russia

In recent years, there has been an increase in cancer, among which one of the leading places is lung cancer. Radon makes a significant contribution to the system of cancer morbidity. On the territory of Russia conducted studies on the radon danger of the regions in 2019, which revealed an excess in 10 regions EROA - radon in residential and public buildings under construction and in 20 regions in buildings in operation. In this regard, the improvement of regional radon monitoring acquires significant relevance. The aim of the article is to improve the methodology of assessing the radon hazard of residential premises using GIS-monitoring. The urgency of theoretical and applied problems of regional radon danger is connected with the necessity of creating permanent monitoring of radon in residential premises, for revealing the relationship "man-environment". To solve the regional radon danger it is necessary to develop scientific and methodological principles and mechanisms for detection of radon danger.

Key words: Radon, radon danger, cancer, lung cancer, GIS control algorithm, regional monitoring