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Determination of indoor radon levels at campuses of Üsküdar and Okan Universities

  • F. KulalıEmail author
  • O. Günay
  • S. Aközcan
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Abstract

Radon is the largest source of natural radiation all people exposed to. It can form in houses due to building materials or enters through cracks in walls, basement floors and with water used in bathroom showers and faucets. The buildings keep radon inside, where it accumulates and may become a health hazard if the building is not properly ventilated. Radon can be inhaled into the lung, and especially short-lived products of its disintegration can cause long-term internal exposure. In this study, indoor radon survey was carried out at several campuses of Üsküdar and Okan Universities by using AlphaGUARD active radon detector.

Keywords

Radioactivity Indoor radon Radiation exposure AlphaGUARD 

Notes

Acknowledgements

We gratefully thank the Scientific and Organizing Committee of International Conference on Computational and Experimental Science and Engineering. We would also like to thank Kırklareli University for their collaboration.

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Funding

This research did not receive any specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for profit sector.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nuclear Technology and Radiation Safety Department, Vocational School of Health ServicesÜsküdar UniversityIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Electroneurophysiology Program, Vocational School of Health ServicesOkan UniversityIstanbulTurkey
  3. 3.Science and Art FacultyKırklareli UniversityKırklareliTurkey

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