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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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Log-normal distribution of the radon concentrations in drinking water samples
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Fig3: Log-normal distribution of the radon concentrations in drinking water samples

Mentions: The distribution of radon concentrations for all measured water samples is shown in Fig. 3 and it well fits to typical log-normal distributions. The observed radon levels are relatively low: from 0.42 Bq/dm3 up to 10.52 Bq/dm3. The calculated arithmetic and geometric means of radon concentrations in the measured samples were equal to 2.67 and 1.92 Bq/dm3, respectively. The remaining radon concentration distribution parameters are shown in Table 1.Fig. 3


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)

Log-normal distribution of the radon concentrations in drinking water samples
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Fig3: Log-normal distribution of the radon concentrations in drinking water samples
Mentions: The distribution of radon concentrations for all measured water samples is shown in Fig. 3 and it well fits to typical log-normal distributions. The observed radon levels are relatively low: from 0.42 Bq/dm3 up to 10.52 Bq/dm3. The calculated arithmetic and geometric means of radon concentrations in the measured samples were equal to 2.67 and 1.92 Bq/dm3, respectively. The remaining radon concentration distribution parameters are shown in Table 1.Fig. 3

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.

No MeSH data available.