Radon measurements in well and spring water of the Tuzla area, Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Amela Kasić Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Tuzla
  • Amira Kasumović Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Tuzla
  • Feriz Adrović Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Tuzla
  • Muhamed Hodžić Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Tuzla
Keywords: annual effective dose, drinking water, natural radon radiation, pH value, radon activity concentration, temperature

Abstract

Investigations of natural radioactivity in water, air, and soil are conducted frequently and routinely. Exposure to high concentrations of natural radioactive radon gas can cause irradiation of respiratory organs, which can lead to lung cancer. This paper presents measurements of radon activity concentrations in dug wells and natural springs of the Tuzla area (Bosnia and Herzegovina), which ranged from 214 to 3702 mBq L-1. Our results have shown that the radon activity concentration did not exceed the EU reference level for radon in drinking water (100 Bq L-1).
Published
2016-12-15
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Kasić A, Kasumović A, Adrović F, Hodžić M. Radon measurements in well and spring water of the Tuzla area, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Arh Hig Rada Toksikol [Internet]. 2016Dec.15 [cited 2019Oct.23];67(4). Available from: https://arhiv.imi.hr/index.php/arhiv/article/view/527
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