International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Physics Science | Iraq | Volume 4 Issue 8, August 2015 | Rating: 6.7 / 10

Measure of Radon Concentrations in Surface water in Babylon Government (The Holy City of al-Qasim) and its Health Effects

Ali k. Hasan [4] | Nehad A. Saleh | Fatima O. Nasser

Abstract: Radon chemical element for which an inert gas is colorless, odorless and tasteless, it is also radioactive elements, Radon is chemically inert and non-flammable and very poisonous and carcinogen by inhalation. The aim of this project is Knowledge of radon concentration level and the annual effective dose in Surface water in Babylon Governorate (The holy city of al-Qasim) were carried out on 24 samples ( Surface water), alpha track detectors (type RAD7) were used for the estimations. the results of this project The average values for radon concentration of Surface water were variable from the district to another, and it was found to be (43220.78461 Bq/m3) with a maximum in (SR. W24) and minimum in (SR. W8) (14211.91222) And that the annual effective dose for all samples in The holy city of al-Qasim. When the results were compared with the internationally recommended reference levels (U. S Environmental Protection Agency limit 555. Bq/m, 1), there were no indications of existence of radon problems in the water sources in this survey, This is because most of the city of al-Qasim is an agricultural area and the presence of plants frequently prevents dust from one place to another transmission which reduces radon gas lingering dust values. therefore the Surface water in The holy city of al-Qasim is safe as far as radon concentration is concerned

Keywords: Radon in water, RAD7, Health Effects

Edition: Volume 4 Issue 8, August 2015,

Pages: 1532 - 1535

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