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Journal of Atmospheric Pollution. 2015, 3(1), 18-21
DOI: 10.12691/jap-3-1-4
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Outdoor Radon Concentration in the Township of Ado-Ekiti Nigeria

OJO T.J1, and AJAYI I.R2

1Department of Science Technology, Federal Polytechnic, P.M.B 5351, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria

2Department of Physics and Electronics, Adekunle Ajasin University, P.M.B 001, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria

Pub. Date: April 14, 2015

Cite this paper:
OJO T.J and AJAYI I.R. Outdoor Radon Concentration in the Township of Ado-Ekiti Nigeria. Journal of Atmospheric Pollution. 2015; 3(1):18-21. doi: 10.12691/jap-3-1-4

Abstract

Solid State Nuclear Track Detectors (CR-39) were used for the measurement of outdoor 222Radon concentration in 30 locations in the township of Ado-Ekiti Nigeria. The annual effective dose of radon and its progenies to the residents was calculated from the results of the measurement. The concentrations of radon varied from 2.22 to 92.50 Bq m-3 with an overall mean of 29.57 Bq m-3. The annual absorbed dose was found to range from 0.09 to 3.81 mSv y-1 with an average of 1.18 mSv y-1. The estimated annual effective dose to lung ranged from 0.22 to 9.14 mSv y-1 with an average of 2.88 mSv y-1. The values measured for Radon concentration were found to fall below the upper limit of the ICRP reference level.

Keywords:
detector radon outdoor absorbed dose effective dose

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