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A radon survey in some regions of Turkey

Authors
Journal
International Congress Series
0531-5131
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
1276
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.ics.2004.11.011
Keywords
  • Indoor Radon
  • Cr-39
  • Dose
  • Cancer Risk
  • Geothermal
Disciplines
  • Chemistry

Abstract

Abstract This paper presents the experimental data of a radon survey conducted in Dikili Geothermal area and Tekirdağ city, located in the west and the northwest parts of Turkey. A time-integrating passive method was applied by installing a number of CR-39 nuclear track detectors in dwellings for 3 months. Then, applying chemical etching to the exposed detectors, nuclear track numbers and corresponding indoor radon concentrations were determined. Radon concentrations of the water resources drawn from wells, municipal supplies, village fountains, and spas were also determined by using a liquid scintillation detector. Soil samples were analyzed by using a gamma-ray spectrometer connected with an HPGe detector and the natural radionuclide concentrations were obtained. Radon concentrations of the soil samples were calculated from the secular equilibrium between 226Ra– 222Rn. Risk probabilities of indoor radon inhalation were calculated.

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