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Radon ((222)Rn) in underground drinking water supplies of the Southern Greater Poland Region.

Bem H, Plota U, Staniszewska M, Bem EM, Mazurek D - J Radioanal Nucl Chem (2014)

Bottom Line: The measured values ranged from 0.42 to 10.52 Bq/dm(3) with the geometric mean value of 1.92 Bq/dm(3).The calculated average annual effective doses from ingestion with water and inhalation of this radionuclide escaping from water were 1.15 and 11.8 μSv, respectively.Therefore, it should be underlined that, generally, it's not the ingestion of natural radionuclides with water but inhalation of the radon escaping from water which is a substantial part of the radiological hazard due to the presence of the natural radionuclides from the uranium and thorium series in the drinking water.

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Affiliation: Higher Vocational State School in Kalisz, ul. Nowy Świat 4, 62-800 Kalisz, Poland.

ABSTRACT

Activity concentration of the (222)Rn radionuclide was determined in drinking water samples from the Sothern Greater Poland region by liquid scintillation technique. The measured values ranged from 0.42 to 10.52 Bq/dm(3) with the geometric mean value of 1.92 Bq/dm(3). The calculated average annual effective doses from ingestion with water and inhalation of this radionuclide escaping from water were 1.15 and 11.8 μSv, respectively. Therefore, it should be underlined that, generally, it's not the ingestion of natural radionuclides with water but inhalation of the radon escaping from water which is a substantial part of the radiological hazard due to the presence of the natural radionuclides from the uranium and thorium series in the drinking water.

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Geological formations of the underground water supplies [▪] in the Southern Greater Poland region
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Fig1: Geological formations of the underground water supplies [▪] in the Southern Greater Poland region

Mentions: The overwhelming majority of the drinking water in the sampling area comes from ground water that is tapped by wells. The water samples were collected from various places, directly from underground supplies or the local water distribution networks as well as from domestic water taps in the area shown on the Fig. 1. Before filling the 1.5 dm3 plastic bottles, the water flowed for several minutes in order to collect the fresh water samples. The collected samples were transferred to the laboratory with delay time not exceeding 2 days.Fig. 1


Radon ((222)Rn) in underground drinking water supplies of the Southern Greater Poland Region.

Bem H, Plota U, Staniszewska M, Bem EM, Mazurek D - J Radioanal Nucl Chem (2014)

Geological formations of the underground water supplies [▪] in the Southern Greater Poland region
© Copyright Policy - OpenAccess
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Fig1: Geological formations of the underground water supplies [▪] in the Southern Greater Poland region
Mentions: The overwhelming majority of the drinking water in the sampling area comes from ground water that is tapped by wells. The water samples were collected from various places, directly from underground supplies or the local water distribution networks as well as from domestic water taps in the area shown on the Fig. 1. Before filling the 1.5 dm3 plastic bottles, the water flowed for several minutes in order to collect the fresh water samples. The collected samples were transferred to the laboratory with delay time not exceeding 2 days.Fig. 1

Bottom Line: The measured values ranged from 0.42 to 10.52 Bq/dm(3) with the geometric mean value of 1.92 Bq/dm(3).The calculated average annual effective doses from ingestion with water and inhalation of this radionuclide escaping from water were 1.15 and 11.8 μSv, respectively.Therefore, it should be underlined that, generally, it's not the ingestion of natural radionuclides with water but inhalation of the radon escaping from water which is a substantial part of the radiological hazard due to the presence of the natural radionuclides from the uranium and thorium series in the drinking water.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Higher Vocational State School in Kalisz, ul. Nowy Świat 4, 62-800 Kalisz, Poland.

ABSTRACT

Activity concentration of the (222)Rn radionuclide was determined in drinking water samples from the Sothern Greater Poland region by liquid scintillation technique. The measured values ranged from 0.42 to 10.52 Bq/dm(3) with the geometric mean value of 1.92 Bq/dm(3). The calculated average annual effective doses from ingestion with water and inhalation of this radionuclide escaping from water were 1.15 and 11.8 μSv, respectively. Therefore, it should be underlined that, generally, it's not the ingestion of natural radionuclides with water but inhalation of the radon escaping from water which is a substantial part of the radiological hazard due to the presence of the natural radionuclides from the uranium and thorium series in the drinking water.

No MeSH data available.


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