Radon concentrations and gamma radiation activity measurements of Muğla, Turkey

Erdogan M. G., Akkus B., Susam L., Hafızoğlu N., Ertoprak A., Oktem Y., ...More

Romanian Reports in Physics, vol.71, no.4, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 71 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Journal Name: Romanian Reports in Physics
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


© 2019, Editura Academiei Romane. All rights reserved.In the present study, the indoor radon activity concentrations in air were measured by using the LR-115 solid state nuclear track detectors in 25 dwellings (chosen as 9 old and 16 new) in Muğla, Turkey. The indoor radon activity concentration values for old dwellings vary from 160.37 to 367.54 Bq/m3 and for new dwellings from 79.83 to 347.41 Bq/m3. Moreover, the gamma-ray activity measurements of 238U, 232Th, 40K and 137Cs has been measured by using a HPGe detector for sand and sediment samples which were collected from Muğla. The activity concentration values for 238U, 232Th, 40K, and 137Cs vary from 5.6 to 72.6 Bq/kg, 2.26 to 38.03 Bq/kg, 79.54 to 867.48 Bq/kg and 0 to 1.42 Bq/kg, respectively. Most of the activity and effective dose values were within the limits of United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiations (UNSCEAR) reports. In addition, a comparison between Muğla and other cities specified in the literature was also given.