ISSN: 1813-0410

Keywords : Radon


Study of Radon and Radium Concentration in Water Samples in Some Regions of Lebanon

Abdalsattar K. Hashim; Burhan R. Al Safaay; Fadhil K. Fulyful

journal of kerbala university, Volume 10, Issue 0, Pages 209-215

This study describes the results of measurements radon (222Rn) and radium (226Ra) concentrations found in sixteen water samples collected from different locations in Lebanon. Measurements were made, using long-term technique for alpha particles emission with solid state nuclear track detector type CR-39.
The concentrations of 222Rn ranges from 1.08 Bq /L to 9.32 Bq/ L; while the mean value was 2.50 Bq/ L. All results were below the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for 222Rn in drinking water as reported by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). However, these values were lower than allowed maximum contaminant level (MCL) for 222Rn in drinking water as reported by USA Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which is about 11.1 Bq/L.
Also, 226Ra alone, in one sample have concentration higher than 0.555 Bq/L as normal level for gross alpha. The maximum concentration of radium was found to be 0.561 Bq/ L and the minimum was 0.065 Bq /L with mean value 0.150 Bq/L. For improvement of the social health level, it is essential that to reduce the radon and radium concentrations in the drinking water before using by people.

Measurment of Radon concentration in the ceramics samples using SSNTD(LR115 II )

HASSAN MAKTUFF JABER; ZAMAN SAHB MAHDI

journal of kerbala university, Volume 9, Issue 4, Pages 125-128

In this work,we have measured the concentration of radon gas in nine ceramics samples from different origins by using of long-term measurement of radon decay products with solid state nuclear track detectors which alpha particles that emitted from radon gas was detected using (LR115II) nuclear track detector. The obtained results show that, the highest average radon gas concentration in ceramics samples was found in Chinese (Porclain )sample, which was (16.88 Bq/m3) ,while the lowest one was found in (U.M.A) (Porclain) sample, and found to be ( 6.732 Bq/m3) .

Prevalence of Cytomegalovirus among pregnant women relation to congenital abnormalities in embryos and children in Wasit province

Rasha Noori Al-shammary; Mahdi Abdraba Al-Shuwaili; a Mahdi Al-Musawi; Raja; Zena Jehad Wally; Ihsan; F.H.AL-Jawhary; Hamieda Edan Salmanand; Hameed Rida Abed; HASSAN MAKTUFF JABER; ZAMAN SAHB MAHDI; Esam M. Mohamed; Hussen Ali Noor; Abbas Ahmed Ali; Khawla J.Tahir; alaa mohammed; FADHIL K. FULIFUL; Rasha Najah Mirzah; Zeid Hassan Abood; Murtadha Mohammed Hussein; AL-Bazii; S.J; AL-Bazii

journal of kerbala university, Volume 9, Issue 4, Pages 86-91

Serological examination to detect CMV virus and ultrasound examination to known congenital anomalies in embryos among aborted and pregnant women blood sample of 750 and children blood sample of 36 was carried out in Al – karama hospital and AL-Zahra hospital of Wasit province from January to July 2012. Overall prevalence of CMV (positive cases) was 345 (43.9%). Prevalence of virus increased in age (23-29) and there were highly significantly (P

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Radon Measurements in Different Types of Carbonated Drinks in Iraq

Abdalsattar K. Hashim; Abbas J. Al-Saadi

journal of kerbala university, Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages 41-46

In this study, the concentrations of radon (222Rn) radioactive isotope in different types of carbonated drink samples, as well as, in sterilized drinking water were determined. Measurements were made , using long-term technique for alpha particles emission with solid state nuclear track detector type CR-39. Twelve types of different carbonated drinks were brought from local markets in Iraq. The results showed that Radon concentrations in carbonated drinks samples were ranging between (1.771 - 5.642) Bq/L; while the average value was (3.835 Bq/L). The highest concentration was found in peach drink samples, whereas the lowest concentration was in the orange flavored drink. Also that radon concentration in sterilized drinking water was measured 1.642 Bq/L. However, these values were lower than allowed maximum contaminant level (MCL) for (222Rn) in drinking water as reported by USA Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which is about 11.1 Bq/L.

Measurement of Radon-222 exhalation rate in different kinds tablet medicine samplesby Detectors CR-39

journal of kerbala university, Volume 8, Issue 0, Pages 221-227

Radon-222 concentration is indicated to the uranium in medicines and the amount of uranium in medicines can damage human’s kidneys by preventing normal elimination of urea and other waste products. We measured the radon gas concentration in twenty types of medicine samples as a tablet different in origin{ (IRAQI - BAGHDAD ) , ( IRAQI – SAFA) ,) IRAQI-NINAWA(, and (IRAQI - SAMARA ) } by using alpha-emitters registrations which are emitted from radon gas in (CR-39) nuclear track detector. A number of the detectors were used with dimensions of 1x1 cm2 and with exposure time of 60 days. The detectors collected and chemically treated . we found that the radon levels in medicine samples range from (0.0077-2.1) Bq/mg.