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Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2021, 9(7), 633-639
DOI: 10.12691/aees-9-7-2
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Measurement of Indoor Radon, Thoron and Their Attached and Unattached Progeny Concentrations in Dwellings of Gurugram, India

Ruchie Gupta1, Chandan2, 3, Gursimran Singh2, Mohinder Pal1 and Deep Shikha2,

1Department of Physics, RIMT University, Mandi Gobindgarh-147 301, India

2Department of Physics, Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College, Sri Anandpur Sahib-140 118, India

3Department of Physics, Punjabi University, Patiala-147 002, India

Pub. Date: July 08, 2021

Cite this paper:
Ruchie Gupta, Chandan, Gursimran Singh, Mohinder Pal and Deep Shikha. Measurement of Indoor Radon, Thoron and Their Attached and Unattached Progeny Concentrations in Dwellings of Gurugram, India. Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2021; 9(7):633-639. doi: 10.12691/aees-9-7-2

Abstract

Estimation of indoor radon levels in the indoor air of a dwelling is an important aspect for the good health of human population spending a substantial portion of their lifetime indoor. Indoor radon combining with thoron and their progenies can accumulate in the houses to a value not suitable for the health of the people living there. The present paper is an attempt in this direction, to find the levels of the above-mentioned radioactive gases with their progenies in the dwellings of the Gurugram district of Haryana. The study was conducted in the summer season in 50 dwellings of the Gurugram district. International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) guidelines were followed to evaluate the results obtained in the study and the district was found to be in the less hazardous zone due to presence of natural radioactive gases in indoor environment of dwellings.

Keywords:
PRTM DTPS/DRPS indoor radon thoron inhalation dose

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