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      Radon; alpha particle; lung cancer; CR-39; radon concentration; PAE; dose.

    • Abstract

       

      It has been established that radon and its airborne decay products can present serious radiation hazards. A long term exposure to high concentration of radon causes lung cancer. Besides, it is also known that out of the total radiation dose received from natural and man-made sources, 60% of the dose is due to radon and its progeny. Taking this into account, an attempt has been made to estimate radon concentration in dwellings in and around Guwahati using aluminium dosimeter cups with CR-39 plastic detectors. Results of preliminary investigation presented in this paper show that the mean concentration is 21.31 Bq m−3.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      Gautam Kumar Dey1 Projit Kumar Das1

      1. Department of Physics, Pandu College, Guwahati 781 012, India.
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  • Journal of Earth System Science | News

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