Khalid Haneen Abass, Baidaa Y. Mohammed, Azhar N. Rehem, Dalia J. Oleiwi, Measurement of Soil-Gas Radon in Some Areasof Iraq Using Nuclear Track Detector CR-39, ILCPA Volume 53, International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy (Volume 53)
https://www.scipress.com/ILCPA.53.90
Abstract:
    The health hazards of the radioactive gas radon on general public are well known. In order to understand the level and distribution of <sup>222</sup>Rn concentrations in soil-gas in Babil province, we have measured the radon gas concentration in soil samples of different areas in Babylon (Al-werdeiaa, Al-seiahy, Al-Thewrae, Al-muhendisen, Al-keliss, Nadeer) by using alpha-emitters registrations which are emitted from radon gas in nuclear track detector (CR-39). The obtained results have shown that the highest average radon gas concentration in soil sample was found in Al-muhendisen and Al-werdeiaa samples, which was (32.75 Bq/m<sup>3</sup>), while the lowest average radon gas concentration in soil samples was found in Nadeer sample, which was (25.85 Bq/m<sup>3</sup>). The present results show that the radon gas concentration in all soil samples is below the allowed limit from (International Commission of Radiation Protection) (ICRP) agency.
Keywords:
    Measurement, Soil-Gas Radon, Using Nuclear Track Detector CR-39