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Determination of indoor radon and soil radioactivity levels in Giresun, Turkey.
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PMID:  18501486     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Indoor radon survey and gamma activity measurements in soil samples were carried out in the Giresun province (Northeastern Turkey). The result of analysis of variance showed a relationship between indoor radon and radium content in soil (R(2)=0.54). It was found that indoor radon activity concentration ranged from 52 to 360 Bq m(-3) with an average value of 130 Bq m(-3). A model built by BEIR VI was used to predict the number of lung cancer deaths due to indoor radon exposure. It was found that indoor radon is responsible for 8% of all lung cancer deaths occurring in this province. (137)Cs activity concentration was measured 21 years after the Chernobyl accident. The results showed that (137)Cs activity concentration ranged from 41 to 1304 Bq kg(-1) with an average value of 307 Bq kg(-1). The indoor radon results and the geology of the studied area were discussed. Annual effective doses to the both radionuclides of natural origin and (137)Cs were estimated.
N Celik; U Cevik; A Celik; B Kucukomeroglu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-05-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of environmental radioactivity     Volume:  99     ISSN:  0265-931X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Environ Radioact     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-13     Completed Date:  2008-09-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508119     Medline TA:  J Environ Radioact     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1349-54     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Physics, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon 61080, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Air Pollutants, Radioactive / analysis*
Air Pollution, Indoor*
Dose-Response Relationship, Radiation
Environmental Exposure
Lung Neoplasms / etiology
Neoplasms, Radiation-Induced / etiology
Radon / analysis*
Soil Pollutants, Radioactive / analysis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Air Pollutants, Radioactive; 0/Soil Pollutants, Radioactive; 10043-92-2/Radon

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