INDOOR RADON CONCENTRATIONS IN ADANA, TURKEY


Degerlier M., Celebi N.

RADIATION PROTECTION DOSIMETRY, cilt.131, sa.2, ss.259-264, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 131 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1093/rpd/ncn157
  • Dergi Adı: RADIATION PROTECTION DOSIMETRY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.259-264

Özet

The indoor radon concentration in Adana, Turkey was measured in living rooms of 52 houses during winter 2005 and 57 houses during summer 2005. Forty-four houses were selected for both winter and summer researches for estimating seasonal variations. Indoor radon concentrations were measured seasonally over hotter and colder 2 months over the whole year, using CR-39 passive nuclear track radon detectors. The radon concentrations were ranged from 15 to 97 Bq m(-3) on January February 2005 for 60 d and from 5 to 70 Bq m(-3) on June-July 2005 for 60 d. The average summer concentration measured was 25.8 Bq m(-3) and the average winter concentration was 48.9 Bq m(-3) in 44 houses that observed seasonal variations. The differences between winter and summer periods were ranged from 1 to 77 Bq m(-3). The average value in both winter and summer periods is 37 Bq m(-3) in 44 houses that observed seasonal variations. This value is below the worldwide indoor radon concentration distribution of 46 Bq m(-3). The annual effective dose equivalent from Rn-222 was 0.9 mSv y(-1).