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2012 (Vol. 4, Issue: 02)
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Indoor Radon Gas Monitoring in Brakwa Central Region, Ghana

A. Forson, C. Nuviadenu, O.C. Oppon, G. Banini, S.K. Debrah and J.E. Ayivor
Corresponding Author:  A. Forson 

Key words:  Inhalation, radioactivity, radon, , , ,
Vol. 4 , (02): 147-150
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2011 September, 02 2011 October, 07 2012 February, 01

Radon is the most important source of natural radiation and responsible for approximately half of the received dose of the totality of natural radioactivity. Most of the dose comes from the inhalation of the progeny 222Rn and this happens especially in enclosed environments. Indoor radon levels in 30 dwellings of rural areas in Brakwa located in the Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District of the central region of Ghana were measured using bare solid state nuclear track detectors. These dwellings were monitored for 6 successive months. The random sampling method was employed in this study. The results from this work showed an average concentration of radon gas at 57.45 Bq/m3. This concentration is below the accepted action levels of radon gas concentration. The various possible ways of mitigation of indoor radon gas concentration level in the Brakwa area of the Central Region of Ghana are discussed in the study.
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A. Forson, C. Nuviadenu, O.C. Oppon, G. Banini, S.K. Debrah and J.E. Ayivor, 2012. Indoor Radon Gas Monitoring in Brakwa Central Region, Ghana.  Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, 4(02): 147-150.
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