Volume 52, Number 3, July-September 2017
|Page(s)||167 - 170|
|Published online||16 June 2017|
Assessment of annual effective dose due to radon concentrations in deep and shallow wells within Ekiti State, Nigeria
Department of Physics, Ekiti State University,
2 Department of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), Nigeria
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 29 March 2017
Drinking water samples obtained from different groundwater sources in Ekiti State, Nigeria were assayed for radon concentration with the aid of a Durridge RAD7 electronic radon detector. In the three types of well considered, higher radon contents were found in hand-dug wells with manual pumps while hand-dug wells with removable covers presented the least radon content. The total annual effective dose incurred through the consumption of groundwater in the study area is found to be within the guideline value of 0.1 mSv recommended by European Union and WHO.
Key words: Ra-222 / radon detector / groundwater / dose assessment / natural radioactivity
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