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Measurement of Indoor Radon Concentration in Various Dwellings of Baghdad Iraq

1Department of Physics, College of Science, AL-Nahrain University, Iraq

2Department of Physics, College of Education Pure Science, University of Tikrit, Iraq

International Journal of Physics. 2015, Vol. 3 No. 5, 202-207
DOI: 10.12691/ijp-3-5-1
Copyright © 2015 Science and Education Publishing

Cite this paper:
Nada F. Tawfiq, Noora O. Rasheed, Asmaa Ahmad Aziz. Measurement of Indoor Radon Concentration in Various Dwellings of Baghdad Iraq. International Journal of Physics. 2015; 3(5):202-207. doi: 10.12691/ijp-3-5-1.

Correspondence to: Nada  F. Tawfiq, Department of Physics, College of Science, AL-Nahrain University, Iraq. Email:


In this study, indoor radon concentration (CRn) were measured by solid state nuclear track detectors in bare mode using CR-39 inside fifteen dwelling at different locations in Baghdad governorate for a period two months. The Potential Alpha Energy concentration (PAEC) in Working Level (WL) of radon daughters, exposure to radon progeny (EP) in (WLM Y-1), the annual effective dose (mSv/y) and the lung cancer cases per year per million person (CPPP) have been studied. The results show that the radon concentration ranged from 83.4 Bq/m3 in Topchi to 238.8 Bq/m3 in Baya with average 116.78 Bq/m3, Potential Alpha Energy concentration values of radon daughters varies from (0.009 to 0.026) WL with an average value of 0.02WL, the annual effective dose rate from 2.10 to 6.02 mSv/y with average 2.95 mSv/y, exposure to radon progeny from 3.71 to 10.62 WLM Y-1 with average 5.2WLMY-1 and the lung cancer per year per million person from 0.88 to 4.46 with average 1.7. The indoor radon concentration was in agreement to radon concentration levels (200 Bq/m3) recommended by the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP).