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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 43  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 171-178

Occurrence of radon contamination in ground water samples of Amritsar city, Punjab, India

1 Department of Applied Sciences, Swami Sarvanand Group of Institutes, Amritsar, Punjab, India
2 Department of Physics, D.A.V. College, Amritsar, Punjab, India

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DOI: 10.4103/rpe.RPE_28_20

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In the current examination, the ingestion and inhalation dose measurements for the particular body organs in light of the intake of radon through ground water used by the inhabitants have been surveyed in the various locations of Amritsar province, India, using an electrostatic collection type radon monitor (RAD7) analyzer with RAD-H2O accessory. The mean radon activity level in water was seen to be 5.93 ± 2.34 BqL-1. However, the radiation dose received by all different body organs significantly less than the UNSCEAR and WHO suggested a level of 100 μSvY-1. The annual effective dose for the diverse body organs in view of the intake of radon was additionally ascertained and found the maximum dose for lungs than other organs. The radiation dose received by bronchial epithelium by the means of inhalation was likewise high when contrasted with that by stomach walls through ingestion.

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