Assessment of natural radioactivity and radiological impacts in several beaches of Kadikoy, Istanbul


Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10967-023-09176-w
  • Journal Name: Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Analytical Abstracts, Biotechnology Research Abstracts, CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Core, Chimica, Communication Abstracts, Food Science & Technology Abstracts, INSPEC, Metadex, Pollution Abstracts, Public Affairs Index, Veterinary Science Database, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: Annual effective dose, Beach pollution, Gamma-ray spectrometry, Natural radiation
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Natural radioactivity (226Ra, 232Th, and 40K) concentrations were determined in sand samples collected from various beaches in Kadıköy-Istanbul (Turkey) at 12 sampling point for the evaluation of radiological parameters such as radiological equivalent activity and excess lifetime cancer risk. The activity concentrations of 226Ra, 232Th, and 40K were found to range between 21.08 and 49.19 Bqkg−1, 20.51–49.92 Bqkg−1, and 173.70–554.16 Bqkg−1, respectively. The selection of İstanbul as the study area is based on its high population density, indicating an increased vulnerability to potential negative effects of radiation exposure.