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Radiation Hazards Due to Radon Concentrations in Dwellings of Kufa Technical Institute, 'Iraq'

Ali Abid Abojassim Al-Hamidawi1 and Afnan Ali Husain1
  • 1 University of Kufa, Iraq
Physics International
Volume 7 No. 1, 2016, 28-34

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/pisp.2016.28.34

Published On: 15 April 2016

How to Cite: Al-Hamidawi, A. A. A. & Husain, A. A. (2016). Radiation Hazards Due to Radon Concentrations in Dwellings of Kufa Technical Institute, 'Iraq'. Physics International, 7(1), 28-34. https://doi.org/10.3844/pisp.2016.28.34

Abstract

Radon concentrations were measured in Kufa dwellings of the technical institute, Al-Najaf- Iraq using LR-115 type II plastic track detectors. Additionally, annual effective dose and the excess lifetime cancer risk for the aforementioned dwellings were calculated. The results demonstrate that the radon concentration ranged from 37.4±6.4 Bq/m3 to 55.7±12.0 Bq/m3 with an average of 46.2±8.2 Bq/m3. The latter is found to be closer to the acceptable radon levels (e.g., 200-300 Bq/m3) that recommended by ICRP (2010). The average value of the excess lifetime cancer risk were ranged from 8.09 million persons to 15.12 million persons with an average of 10.77±1.32 million persons. The obtained results are in good agreement with the published literature.

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Keywords

  • SSNTD
  • Radon Concentration
  • Excess Lifetime Cancer Risk
  • Radon in Dwellings and Annual Equivalent Dose