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Exposure to radiation from the natural radioactivity in building materials

Exposure to radiation from the natural radioactivity in building materials

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Published by Nuclear Energy Agency, Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development in [Paris] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Radioactive pollution,
  • Buildings -- Environmental aspects,
  • Radiation -- Measurement

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 30-33.

    Statementreport by a group of experts of the OECD Nuclear Agency.
    ContributionsOECD Nuclear Energy Agency.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTD196R3 E9
    The Physical Object
    Pagination34 p.
    Number of Pages34
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19246987M

      In this paper, the natural radioactivity levels in a total of samples of 14 different building materials collected from building construction sites and from the retailers in Adana were studied by means of gamma-ray spectrometer with HPGe by: 9. RADIOACTIVITY IN BUILDING MATERIALS ÖNORM S A STANDARD IN AUSTRIA TO LIMIT radiation dose in dwellings from the natural radioactivity of building material (40K: µSv.y-1 per -1, Ra: The radiation exposure in a dwelling of a certain building material Cited by: 3.

    Background radiation is a measure of the level of ionizing radiation present in the environment at a particular location which is not due to deliberate introduction of radiation sources. Background radiation originates from a variety of sources, both natural and artificial. These include both cosmic radiation and environmental radioactivity from naturally occurring radioactive materials, as well as man-made . the amount of radiation that is just in the surrounding background and using that information as a baseline. Then subtracting the radiation baseline you are able to see how much radiation is actually found in a house using certain radioactive materials and compare that figure to a house that uses normal building Size: 16KB.

      This study was conducted to investigate the influence of geological and soil formation on natural gamma (γ) radiation exposure. The aim of this study also to obtain a baseline data of γ radiation exposure and radioactivity associated with soil in the granitic territory at Western Region of Peninsular Malaysia. From in situ measurements of γ radiation dose rates, the mean value of Cited by: 7. The overall levels of ingested radioactive materials are low for most people. On average, a person in the United States ingested enough natural sources of radiation to cause a small dose of about mSv (29 mrem) per year. About 9% of a person’s yearly exposure to natural sources of radioactive material comes from ingestion. This yearly.


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Exposure to radiation from the natural radioactivity in building materials Download PDF EPUB FB2

The existence of natural radioactivity in building materials is due to their content on Th, U and 40 K and their radioactive daughters such as Ra, which decays on radon and then is the most important source of radiation exposure because of its release from building materials to indoor air exposing the public through the inhalation pathway (internal exposure).Cited by: Building materials can expose public and workers to radiation because of their content of radium, thorium and potassium isotopes.

This is why it is very important from the radiological point of view to survey the natural radioactivity content of commonly used building materials in any by: Exposure to radiation from the natural radioactivity in building materials: report by a group of exports of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency.

Author: OECD Nuclear Energy Agency. The world- wide average annual effective dose from natural sources is estimated to be mSv, of which mSv is due to the basic background radiation and mSv is due to exposure to radon(6). It had been observed that Ra, Th and 40K are present in building materials(7–9).

The natural radiation to which the pub- lic is exposed consists mainly of two distinct components, namely: the internal exposure origi- nated from radionuclides in diet and from radon gas breathed in the air, and the external exposure generated both by cosmic rays and),-rays given off by radioactive elements in soils, rocks, and building by:   How much radiation exposure can I get from building materials.

Building materials that are made up of sandstone, concrete, brick, natural stone, gypsum, and granite are highly unlikely to contain radioactive material that will increase radiation dose above the low levels of background radiation we receive on a daily basis.

Radioactive material in building materials may add to indoor radon levels. It is concluded that the main parameter characterizing the external radiation dose, created solely by building materials of mineral origin, is the activity concentration of the three main natural radionuclides: Th, Ra (in a state of radioactive equilibrium with the short-lived radon decay.

Natural radiation, building materials, public exposure, existing exposure situations, U decay chain, Th decay chain, K 1. Introduction In most building materials, particularly in those with mineralogical origin, natural radioactivity is evident (e.g. Trevisi et al. Generally radioactivity in building material originates from the.

concerning the natural radioactivity of building materials content 1. introduction 5 2. natural radioactivity of building materials 6 3.

radiation protection principles 7 4. application 9 references 10 annex i: derivation of activity concentration indices for building materials 14 File Size: KB.

Methods to calculate the gamma ray exposure due to radioactivity of building materials in dwellings and to measure the rate of radon exhalation from these materials are : A. Abbasi. The effects of different building materials on the attenuation of the natural background radiation was taken into account by introducing a "housing factor" which was defined as the average factor by which indoor living reduces man's exposure to natural external radiation.

OECD, (), Exposure To Radiation From The Natural Radioactivity In Building Materials. Report By A Group Of Experts Of The OECD, Nuclear Energy. Measuring the natural radioactivity levels and radon exhalation rates (surface and mass) in building materials is essential to evaluate the extent of radiation exposure (external and internal) for.

person's exposure to natural radiation causes or may cause a health hazard. Under the Radiation Act radiation practices comprise the production, trade in or handling of materials with elevated natural radioactivity causing significant excess exposure to the general public or workers.

Radon in the workplace and other significant occupational. Radiological Protection Principles Concerning the Natural Radioactivity of Building Materials (Radiation Protection) on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Radiological Protection Principles Concerning the Natural Radioactivity of Building Materials (Radiation Protection)Format: Paperback. 2 Assessment of natural radioactivity levels and radiation hazards for building materials inhalation of radioactive inert gases radon (Rn, a daughter product of Ra) and thoron (Rn, a daughter product of Ra), and their short-lived secondary products lead to the internal exposure of the respiratory tract to alpha particles.

Abstract. Our knowledge of the different components of natural radiation exposure of man forms a vital scientific base for the assessment of the effects of additional non-natural radiation exposure, to which people are increasingly subject within the context of modern technical and scientific by: Reactor Concepts Manual Natural and Man-Made Radiation Sources USNRC Technical Training Center Terrestrial Radiation Radioactive material found in: Soil Water Vegetation Radioactive material is also found throughout nature.

It is in the soil, water, and vegetation. Low levels of uranium, thorium, and their decay products are found.

A total of samples of 20 different commonly used structural and covering building materials were collected from housing and other building construction sites and from suppliers in Ankara to measure the natural radioactivity due to the presence of Ra, Th and 40 K.

The measurements were carried out using gamma-ray spectrometry with two HPGe by: The presence of these radioisotopes in the building materials may cause the levels of radiation indoors to be greater than those found outside.

Whereas buildings made from wood do not have this problem, the downside is that wood acts as a poor shield from the gamma radiation coming from the soil.

1. Introduction. The assessment of population exposures due to indoor radiation is very important and therefore knowledge of the concentrations of natural radionuclides in construction materials is required [].Construction materials are derived from both natural sources (e.g., rock and soil) and waste products (e.g., phosphogypsum, alum shale, coal fly ash, oil shale ash, some rare minerals Cited by: Cancers caused by radiation do not appear until years after the radiation exposure.

Some people are more likely to develop cancer from radiation exposure than others. Radiation can damage health in ways other than cancer. It is less likely, but damage to genetic material in reproductive cells can cause genetic mutations, which could beFile Size: KB.building materials used in high building exterior are: for Ra—4 Bq kg-1, for Th—3 Bq kg-1, and for 40K—5 Bq kg-1 (Official Gazette of Serbia 86/).

The purpose of issuing safety requirements is to limit the radiation exposure during usage of materials containing elevated levels of natural radionuclides.

The goal is toCited by: 9.