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Title: Radon levels in some dwellings around the international monument Taj Mahal, Agra using SSNTDs
Authors: Kumar, Rupesh
Mahur, A K
Singh, H
Sonkawade, R G
Swarup, R
Keywords: Radon;Solid State Nuclear Track Detectors;Radon activity;Alpha tracks;Effective dose
Issue Date: Nov-2010
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: The Taj Mahal, Agra had been on top priority of India and safe guarded by Taj Mahal Corridor. All the gaseous industrial discharges as well as fluid chemicals and water due to rain and river Yamuna toxic polluting entities had been taken into account while maintaining the beauty of Taj and purity of environment around it’s rural areas. Indoor radon concentration depends in a complex way on the characteristic of the soil, the type of building structure, ventilation condition and occupant’s behaviour. LR-115 Type II Solid State Nuclear Track Detectors (SSNTD’s) have been used to measure the airborne radon levels in some dwellings near Taj Mahal, Agra. Radon concentrations were found to vary from 98 to 305 Bqm−3 with an average value of 213 Bqm−3. Annual effective dose in these dwellings were found to vary from 1.3 to 4.4 mSv.
Page(s): 802-804
ISSN: 0975-1041 (Online); 0019-5596 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJPAP Vol.48(11) [November 2010]

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