Measurement of radon concentrations for some houses in Al-Najaf city /Iraq

  • Ali A. Al-Hamidawi
Keywords: CR-39 plastic nuclear track detectors, Radon -222 concentration levels, CR-39 detector.


    Measurement of radon concentration level was carried out in 40 houses in Al – Najaf city during summer season of 2012. Long term measurement of indoor of old building radon concentrations have been taken, using a previously calibrated passive diffusion dosimeters containing CR – 39 solid state nuclear track detectors which are very sensitive for alpha particles. The measurement of the indoor radon concentration obtained in summer in these regions ranged from 11.654±4.216 Bq.m-3 to 53.610±8.777 Bq.m-3. The results were within universally permitted levels.