Indoor radon determination in dwellings located at Dikili geothermal area in western Turkey

Yarar Y., Günaydı T., Çelebi N.

HEALTH PHYSICS, vol.89, pp.145-150, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 89
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.hp.0000160540.95596.f4
  • Journal Name: HEALTH PHYSICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.145-150
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This paper presents the indoor radon concentrations in dwellings located in the Dikili geothermal area in western Turkey. Indoor radon monitoring was performed for 3 mo using 121 detectors installed in the living rooms and bedrooms of 62 houses selected from the region. A passive time-integrating radon measuring technique was applied by using CR-39 solid-state nuclear track detectors. Average indoor radon levels for the houses varied from 31 to 280 Bq m(-3). Corresponding annual effective doses were calculated, and risks for lung cancer due to inhalation of indoor radon were estimated.