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|Title: ||Measurement of Indoor Background Ionizing Radiation in Some Science Laboratories in University of Jos, Jos-Nigeria|
|Authors: ||Jwanbot, D.I|
|Issue Date: ||2012|
|Publisher: ||Science World Journal|
|Series/Report no.: ||Vol.7;No.2;Pp 5-8|
|Abstract: ||Certain types of building materials are known to be radioactive.
Exposure to indoor ionizing radiation like exposure to any other type
of ionizing radiation results in critical health challenges.
Measurement of the background ionizing radiation profile within the
Chemistry Research Laboratory and Physics Laboratory III all of the
University of Jos and their immediate neighbourhood were carried
out. These science laboratories also harbour a number of active
radiation sources. The radiation levels were measured using gammascout
(model GS2 with serial number A20). The radiation levels were:
The Chemistry Research Laboratory indoor result was 2.111mSv/yr
and the outdoor result was 2.081mSv/yr, Physics Laboratory III indoor
result was 2.733mSv/yr and the outdoor result was 2.435mSv/yr. The
health implications of the results obtained were discussed.|
|Appears in Collections:||Physics|
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