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Title: The Alpha Particles Doses Received by Students and Staff in Twenty Schools in the North of Hebron Region - Palestine
Authors: mashal, Lilia
Thabayneh, khalel
Keywords: Radon concentration, Alpha particles, Annual effective dose, Schools.
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Jordan Journal of Physics
Series/Report no.: 19947607;307-314
Abstract: Abstract: The aim of the current study was to measure indoor radon concentration levels and its resulting doses received by the students and staff in schools of the directorate of education in the north of Hebron region- Palestine, during the summer months from June to September (2018), using CR-39 detectors. In this study, a total of 567 CR-39-based radon detectors were installed in the selected schools. The average radon concentrations were found to be 90.0, 66.5, and 58.0 Bqm-3 in Halhul, Beit Umar and Alarrub camp schools, respectively. Based on the measured indoor radon data, the overall average effective dose for the studied area was found to be 0.31 mSvy-1. Reported values for radon concentrations and corresponding doses are lower than ICRP recommended limits for workplaces. The results show no significant radiological risk for the pupils and staff in the schools under investigation. Consequently, the health hazards related to radiation are expected to be negligible
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