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Estimation of Radon Concentration in Soil Samples from Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
International Journal of Science, Technology and Society
Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2017, Pages: 9-12
Received: Mar. 24, 2017; Accepted: Mar. 29, 2017; Published: Apr. 15, 2017
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Murtadha Shakir. Aswood, Department of Physics, College of Education, University of Al-Qadisiyah, Al-Qadisiya, Iraq
Mohamad Sahimi. Jaafar, School of Physics, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
Najeba Salih, Department of Physics, College of Science, Faculty of Science and Health, Koya University, Koya, Iraq
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Abstract
Concentrations of radon have been estimated in agricultural soil in Cameron Highlands in Pahang, Malaysia. CR-39 plastic track detectors are used to measure concentration of radon rate in the soil samples. Results reveal that the mean radon concentrations in agricultural soil collected from Cameron Highlands are 198.44 ± 59.44 Bq m-3. These concentrations are below than the action levels of 200 - 600 Bq m-3 as recommended by ICRP. According to the results, the areas of study are safe and do not pose health risks to the population in those areas, and thus the soil can be used for construction materials.
Keywords
CR-39, Radon, Cameron Highlands
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Murtadha Shakir. Aswood, Mohamad Sahimi. Jaafar, Najeba Salih, Estimation of Radon Concentration in Soil Samples from Cameron Highlands, Malaysia, International Journal of Science, Technology and Society. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2017, pp. 9-12. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsts.20170501.12
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