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Title: Occurrence of {sup 222}Rn in irrigation water from Wadi Al-Rummah Qassim province, Saudi Arabia

Naturally accruing radioactive materials in the environment have received attention since they may be present in high level and pose risk to human health. The present work deals with measuring of {sup 222}Rn in irrigation water samples from Wadi Al-Rummah, Qassim province, in central of Saudi Arabia. {sup 222}Rn concentrations were measured by RAD7. It was found that the concentration of {sup 222}Rn ranged from 2.1 ± 1.2 to 7.2 ± 1.5 BqL{sup −1}. These values are below 11.1 BqL{sup −1} the maximum contamination level recommended from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The calculated annual effective dose (AED) ranging from 7.5 to 26.1 µSv/y. It was evident that the total annual effective dose resulting from radon in irrigation groundwater in Wadi Al-Rummah in Qassim area were significantly lower than the recommended limit 1 mSv/y for the public.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Physics department, College of Science, Qassim University, P. O. 6644, Buraidah 51452 (Saudi Arabia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22488759
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1674; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: ICASIT2015: International conference on applied sciences and industrial technology, Negeri Sembilan (Malaysia), 24-26 Feb 2015; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ABUNDANCE; CONCENTRATION RATIO; CONTAMINATION; DOSES; ECOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION; ENVIRONMENT; GROUND WATER; HAZARDS; IRRIGATION; POLLUTION; PUBLIC HEALTH; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADON; RADON 222; SAUDI ARABIA