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

Yarar Y. , Günaydı T., Çelebi N.

HEALTH PHYSICS, cilt.89, ss.145-150, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier


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.