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2011 (Vol. 3, Issue: 1)
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Preliminary Studies on Indoor Radon Measurements in Some Adobe Houses in the Kassena Nankana Area of the Upper East Region of Ghana

F.K. Quashie, J.J. Fletcher, O.C. Oppon, A.B. Asumadu-Sakyi, D.A. Wordson, C.A. Adjei, E.O. Amartey and Paulina Amponsah
Corresponding Author:  Frank Koblah Quashie 

Key words:  Concentration, detector, etching, lr- 115, radiation, radon, track
Vol. 3 , (1): 51-55
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2010 September, 30 2010 October, 20 2011 January, 05
Abstract:

The present study has measured radon gas concentration in some Adobe houses in the Kassena Nankana Area of the Upper East Region of Ghana by using passive radon indoor dosimeter containing Solid- State Nuclear Track D etector (SSNTD) commercially known as LR - 115 (type II, pelliculable). Inhalation of radon and its daughter products is the major contributor to the total exposure of the population to natural radiation. Fifty (50) indoor radon dosimeters were placed in the various Adobe houses in the study area. The indoor radon dosimeters were retrieved after 78 to 82 days. The detectors were then chemically etched. The digital laser optic system was used in counting the detectors. Indoor radon concentration in the study area range from 35.28 to 244.22 Bq/m3.
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F.K. Quashie, J.J. Fletcher, O.C. Oppon, A.B. Asumadu-Sakyi, D.A. Wordson, C.A. Adjei, E.O. Amartey and Paulina Amponsah, 2011. Preliminary Studies on Indoor Radon Measurements in Some Adobe Houses in the Kassena Nankana Area of the Upper East Region of Ghana.  Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, 3(1): 51-55.
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