INDOOR RADON CONCENTRATION IN KINTA VALLEY
The objective of this study was to measure indoor radon concentrations in the expected high risk area around Ipoh in Kinta Valley, Perak. The area was chosen based on its own special characteristics. The measurements were carried out by means of long term exposure (3 months) using CR-39 solid state nuclear track detector. The mean indoor radon concentration in Ipoh was 45 Bq/m3 which is equivalent to effective dose of 1.1 mSv/y. This value was higher compared to low or normal area in Bangi, Selangor but comparable to the world average value reported by UNSCEAR. The maximum value of indoor radon concentration measured was 87 Bq/m3.