Assessment of natural radioactivity levels and annual equivalent doses in some milk powdered samples for adults used in Baghdad

  • Basim Khalaf Rejah
Keywords: Natural Radionuclides, Powdered milk, Contamination, Ingestion, Annual effective Dose.


In this paper the specific activity of 238U, 232Th and 40K
radionuclides were determined by sodium iodide enhanced by
thallium NaI(Tl) detector and assessment the annual effective dose
in samples of powder milk from different companies such as
Almunaish, Seven Caw, Molty and Altunsa for adult available in
Baghdad markets. The specific activity of 40K has the greater value in
all the samples which is in the range of allowed levels globally that
suggested by UNSCEAR. The mean value of annual effective doses
were 0.121, 0.314775 and 0.305 mSv/y for 238U, 232Th and 40K