Indoor Radon Surveys in the Some Regions of Turkey

Yıldız Yarar Y., Kam E.

The Third Eurasian Conference on Nuclear Science and its Application.Tashkent, Uzbekistan., Toskent, Uzbekistan, 5 - 08 October 2004, pp.171

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Toskent
  • Country: Uzbekistan
  • Page Numbers: pp.171
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this paper, indoor radon concentrations obtained from the radon surveys conducted in the some region of Turkey were presented. Radon monitoring was performed by applying a passive, time-integrating measuring technique. For this purpose, CR-39 nuclear track detectors were installed in dwellings for 3 months. After the monitoring period, detectors were collected and to make the alpha tracks visible, chemical etching was applied to the exposed detectors. Nuclear track numbers and the corresponding indoor radon concentrations were determined. Annual effective dose equivalents and the risk probabilities caused by indoor radon inhalation were calculated. All experimental data was presented and the results were discussed.