INDOOR RADON CONCENTRATION IN KINTA VALLEY

  • Ismail Sulaiman
  • Khairuddin Mohamad Kontol
  • Faizal Azrin Abdul Razalim
  • Azman Jaafar

Abstract

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.

Published
2017-06-07
How to Cite
SULAIMAN, Ismail et al. INDOOR RADON CONCENTRATION IN KINTA VALLEY. Jurnal Sains Nuklear Malaysia, [S.l.], v. 29, n. 1, p. 37-44, june 2017. ISSN 2232-0946. Available at: <https://jsnm.nuclearmalaysia.gov.my/index.php/jsnm/article/view/93>. Date accessed: 08 may 2021.