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Appl Radiat Isot. 2012 Jul;70(7):1110-2. doi: 10.1016/j.apradiso.2011.11.057. Epub 2011 Dec 13.

Life time fatality risk assessment due to variation of indoor radon concentration in dwellings in western Haryana, India.

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Department of Applied Sciences, Giani Zail Singh College of Engineering & Technology, Bathinda 151001, India. skansal2k1@yahoo.com

Abstract

Indoor radon measurements in 60 dwellings belonging to 12 villages of Sirsa, Fatehbad and Hisar districts of western Haryana, India, have been carried out, using LR-115 type II cellulose nitrate films in the bare mode. The annual average indoor radon value in the studied area varies from 76.00 to 115.46 Bq m(-3), which is well within the recommended action level 200-300 Bq m(-3) (ICRP, 2009). The winter/summer ratio of indoor radon ranges from 0.78 to 2.99 with an average of 1.52. The values of annual average dose received by the residents and Life time fatality risk assessment due to variation of indoor radon concentration in dwellings of studied area suggests that there is no significance threat to the human beings due to the presence of natural radon in the dwellings.

PMID:
22197460
DOI:
10.1016/j.apradiso.2011.11.057
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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