Effective doses estimated from the results of direct radon and thoron progeny sensors (drps/dtps), exposed in selected regions of balkans

Zora S. Zunić, Rosaline Mishra, Igor Celiković, Zdenka Stojanovska, Ilia V. Yarmoshenko, Georgy Malinovsky, Nenad Veselinović, Ljiljana Gulan, Zoran Curguz, Janja Vaupotič, Predrag Ujic, Predrag Kolarz, Gordana Milić, Tibor Kovacs, Balvindar K. Sapra, Norbert Kavasi, Sarata K. Sahoo

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Abstract

The main contribution to population exposure is due to radon and thoron progenies and not radon itself. The aim of this study was therefore to estimate annual effective dose using the results of Direct Radon and Thoron Progeny Sensors were exposed in 69 selected schools and 319 dwellings in several regions of Balkans: in Serbia: regions of Sokobanja and Kosovo and Metohija, Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Srpska and Slovenia. Obtained average total effective doses are in the range from 0.22 mSv a-1 (schools in Republic of Srpska) to 2.5 mSv a-1 (dwellings in Kosovo) and are below the reference level of 10 mSv a-1 recommended by International Commission on Radiological Protection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387-390
Number of pages4
JournalRadiation protection dosimetry
Volume185
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 31 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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    Zunić, Z. S., Mishra, R., Celiković, I., Stojanovska, Z., Yarmoshenko, I. V., Malinovsky, G., Veselinović, N., Gulan, L., Curguz, Z., Vaupotič, J., Ujic, P., Kolarz, P., Milić, G., Kovacs, T., Sapra, B. K., Kavasi, N., & Sahoo, S. K. (2019). Effective doses estimated from the results of direct radon and thoron progeny sensors (drps/dtps), exposed in selected regions of balkans. Radiation protection dosimetry, 185(3), 387-390. https://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/ncz025