Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal


Archives   2015

Myanmar   Health   Sciences   Research   Journal

Volume   27,  Number   2

TITLE:   The Determination of Radon Concentration in Selected New Buildings
AUTHOR:   Moe Moe Han, Aye Aye Hinn, Khin Hlaing, Kyaw Oo, Min Lwin Oo, Khin Mar Kyu, Tin Oo, Khin Phyu Phyu & Myat Phone Kyaw
SOURCE:   Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal. 2015; 27(2): 125-129
ABSTRACT:   Radon is the naturally occurring radioactive gas found in our environment which originates from the natural decay of uranium. Radon gas in the ground may seep into the buildings. In this cross-sectional study, cement, tile and color cement types of floor at ground and 1st floors of newly constructed buildings were tested for presence of radon by using Can Technique which employed alpha sensitive LR 115 Type 2 Solid State Nuclear Track Detector (SSNTD). Altogether 132 samples were prepared along standard method. Six background samples and 126 (42 samples from each building) samples from 3 selected buildings in Yangon City (each building from Mingalartaungnyunt Township, Tamwe Township and Kyeemyindaing Township) were recorded. The exposure time was 90 days. It was found that the mean radon concentration in background samples were 1.99
SUBJECT HEADINGS:   Radon, LR 115 Type 2, Buildings
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