Effect of natural gas usage on indoor radon levels


Sen G. Y. , İÇHEDEF M. , SAÇ M. M. , Yener G.

JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY, cilt.295, ss.277-282, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 295 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s10967-012-1841-8
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.277-282

Özet

Effect of natural gas usage on indoor radon concentrations were investigated in dwellings in four counties of A degrees zmir municipality using LR-115 Type II cellulose nitrate films. The dwellings were separated two groups: natural gas user and non-user. Indoor radon levels were found higher in natural gas using dwellings. Also, indoor radon levels were evaluated in terms of concentrations and annual effective dose. Indoor radon concentrations were found between 22.8 and 707.8 Bq m(-3) and highest concentrations were determined in kitchen in third floor of Bornova dwellings. Indoor radon concentrations in kitchens were found higher than the living rooms. On the other hand, opposite results obtained for annual effective dose, because of very short occupancy period of the kitchens.