Journal of
Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences

  • Abbreviation: J. Toxicol. Environ. Health Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9820
  • DOI: 10.5897/JTEHS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 206

Article in Press

Radon Concentration using Zero Inflated Negative Binomial (ZINB) Modeling


  •  Received: 20 May 2019
  •  Accepted: 20 May 2019
This attempt is geared towards being able to quantify and compare the counts of radon concentrations emitted for some days and nights in 2016 in an averagely populated office. With the use of Radon Scout, the captured count is often zero inflated and thus requires the use of an appropriate zero inflated modeling technique, which in the present case is the proposed ZINB. The results from ZINB modeling shows that radon is more emitted; in the night more than in the day, at low temperatures, high pressures and is directly proportional to relative humidity. This result also avail the researcher the opportunity to determine a constant with which one can predict for daylight radon emission counts when given the corresponding nocturnal radon emission counts.