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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2020.18.4.NQ20153

Evaluating Radon Level in Imported Milk Using CR-39 Detector

Asmaa Deiaa Nusseif, Ahmed Fadhil Mkhaiber, Rana Oday Abdaljalil

Abstract

The current study aims to measure the concentration of radon gas in four milk samples (NIDO, Anchor, MAHMOOD and RAINBOW) collected from the local markets in Baghdad city, which are imported from various countries. Analysis of milk is important because milk is an indicator of environmental pollution, and is a significant pathway for radionuclide intake. The results show that the highest average value of was found in RAINBOW milk (Oman) and was equal to 44.045. While the lowest value of the average is found in the sample of Anchor milk (New Zealand) was equal to 24.70133. Also, Results indicate that the concentrations of the in all studied samples are less than the recommended value. While Annual effective dose (AED), surface exhalation rate and effective Radon content for all samples were below the global limits, therefore these kinds of milk are Therefore, these types of milk can be considered safe to use as it relates to concentration of the radon.

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Evaluating Radon Level in Imported Milk Using CR-39 Detector

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