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Assessment of Radon in Soil and Water in Different Regions of Kolhapur DISTRICT, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA

Assessment of Radon in Soil and Water in Different Regions of Kolhapur DISTRICT, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA

Radiation Protection Dosimetry 181(4): 382-387

ISSN/ISBN: 1742-3406

PMID: 29562301

DOI: 10.1093/rpd/ncy039

Researchers have already established that inhalation of high radon concentration is hazardous to human health. Radon concentration has been measured in water and soil, in various part of Kolhapur district has been carried out by the AQTEK Smart RnDuo which is an active device technique. The observed minimum value of the radon mass exhalation rate of the soil is 13.16 +/- 0.83 mBq/kg/h and maximum is 35.11 +/- 1.84 mBq/kg/h. The minimum value of the Radon concentration in water is 0.33 +/- 0.052 Bq/L and maximum is 7.32 +/- 0.078 Bq/L. These values of radon concentration are below the action of recommended level by the USEPA, which is set as the maximum contaminant level of 11.1-148 Bq/L of radon in drinking water. Total annual effective dose rate of water is 11 mu Sv/y. The purpose of present study is to assess radiological risk from consumption of water that provide in Kolhapur district and to evaluate the radon mass exhalation rate of soil in few places of Kolhapur district.

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