Contribution of 222Rn, 226Ra, 234U and 238U radionuclides to the occupational and patient exposure in Heviz-spas in Hungary

J. Somlai, Á Torma, P. Dombovári, N. Kávási, K. Nagy, T. Kovács

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Abstract

The radiation dose of workers and patients resulting from inhaling radon and through the consumption of spring waters was examined in the hospital near the Héviz lake in Hungary. The radiation dose originating from radon was 2.15-3.95 mSv·y-1 concerning workers at the spa. The radiation dose originating from radon in the case of those regularly taking a bath was an average of 0.75 mSv·y-1. Due to the limited duration of treatments a bound effective dose of maximum 100 μSv·y-1 may originate from radon and inhaling radon, while a maximum of 1.4 μSv·y-1 may originate from ingestion of 222Rn, 226Ra, 234U and 238U radionuclides.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-106
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Volume272
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2007

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Radon
Hungary
Occupational Exposure
Radioisotopes
Dosimetry
Radiation
Inhalation
Springs (water)
Lakes
Baths
Drinking
Eating

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  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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Contribution of 222Rn, 226Ra, 234U and 238U radionuclides to the occupational and patient exposure in Heviz-spas in Hungary. / Somlai, J.; Torma, Á; Dombovári, P.; Kávási, N.; Nagy, K.; Kovács, T.

In: Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, Vol. 272, No. 1, 04.2007, p. 101-106.

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