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Monitoring of indoor radon and assessment of lung cancer risk to population of Beit Ummar city, Palestine

Khalil M Thabayneh, Adnan M Arar.

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Abstract
Radon concentrations were measured using CR-39 passive dosimeters in Beit Ummar city. 150 dosimeters were distributed over the study area dwellings according to the fraction of the population. The exposure started from October 2014 and lasted for 90 days. The city was divided into five sectors with six categories for each; corridor, kitchen, living room, saloon, bedroom and store. The influence of floor number and building type was introduced. Obtained results have recorded relatively high radon concentration in 73% of the studied houses. This is explained due to several factors such as poor ventilation, construction materials, and continuous usage of heating during this period and age of the building. Different parameters were calculated based on the measurements of track density of the distributed dosimeters in order to estimate the risk of radiation exposure; those parameters are: radon concentration (CRn), exposure to radon progeny (EP), indoor annual effective dose (AED) and number of lung cancer cases per year per million persons (LCC). The results showed that the radon concentrations and the resulting doses in the monitored chambers exceed the safe limits recommended by the WHO and EPA in some aspects. Therefore, health risk due to radon is possible.

Key words: Radon concentrations, Beit Ummar city, annual effective dose, lung cancer cases.


 
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Thabayneh KM, Arar AM. Monitoring of indoor radon and assessment of lung cancer risk to population of Beit Ummar city, Palestine. Ulutas Med J. 2015; 1(2): 51-57. doi:10.5455/umj.20150519114300



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Thabayneh KM, Arar AM. Monitoring of indoor radon and assessment of lung cancer risk to population of Beit Ummar city, Palestine. Ulutas Med J. 2015; 1(2): 51-57. doi:10.5455/umj.20150519114300



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Thabayneh KM, Arar AM. Monitoring of indoor radon and assessment of lung cancer risk to population of Beit Ummar city, Palestine. Ulutas Med J. (2015), [cited November 24, 2017]; 1(2): 51-57. doi:10.5455/umj.20150519114300



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Thabayneh, K. M. & Arar, A. M. (2015) Monitoring of indoor radon and assessment of lung cancer risk to population of Beit Ummar city, Palestine. Ulutas Med J, 1 (2), 51-57. doi:10.5455/umj.20150519114300



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Thabayneh, Khalil M, and Adnan M Arar. 2015. Monitoring of indoor radon and assessment of lung cancer risk to population of Beit Ummar city, Palestine. THE ULUTAS MEDICAL JOURNAL, 1 (2), 51-57. doi:10.5455/umj.20150519114300



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Thabayneh, Khalil M, and Adnan M Arar. "Monitoring of indoor radon and assessment of lung cancer risk to population of Beit Ummar city, Palestine." THE ULUTAS MEDICAL JOURNAL 1 (2015), 51-57. doi:10.5455/umj.20150519114300



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