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IJESD 2023 Vol.14(1): 64-68 ISSN: 2010-0264
doi: 10.18178/ijesd.2023.14.1.1416

Measurement of Radon Concentration Levels at the Official Institutes of Al-Rifai City, Dhi Qar Governorate, Iraq

Jhan Salman Daaeim and Kawthar Hassan Obayes*

Abstract—In this study, the radon concentration was evaluated in an indoor building in Al-Rifai city, Dhi-Qar governorate using a nuclear track detector (CR-39). Also, the radiological hazard risk parameters were calculated. The findings show that radon concentrations varied from 16.05 ± 4.29 Bq/m3 to 33.85 ± 9.68 Bq/mwith an average of 24.96± 7.53 . While, the average values of annual effective dose (AED) and lung cancer cases per million people (CPPP) were 0.63 mSv/y and 11.34×10-6, respectively. It is below the acceptable and recommended limit by the International Committee for Radiation Protection (200-300 Bq/m3).

Index Terms—Inhalation of radon gas, cancer risks, the official institutes, CR-39 detectors, Dhi Qar.

Jhan S. Daaeim is with Education of Qadisiyah, Ministry of Education, Iraq.
Kawthar H. Obayes is with the Department of Physics, College of Education, University of Al-Qadisiyah, Iraq.
*Correspondence: kawthar.aljelehawy@qu.edu.iq

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Cite: Jhan Salman Daaeim and Kawthar Hassan Obayes*, "Measurement of Radon Concentration Levels at the Official Institutes of Al-Rifai City, Dhi Qar Governorate, Iraq," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 64-68, 2023.

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  • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
  • Frequency: Bimonthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJESD
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Richard Haynes
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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