Event Title

Exposure to the natural radioactivity in the areas of Kosovo with high concentration of RN222 gas on the soil

Session

Food Science and Technology

Description

A lot of residents around the world live in locations previously not examined, being exposed to radioactivity from the inner side of the soil as a result of Radon's presence, causing health effects (cancer). Radon is the only radioactive element in gas state in normal condition and according to the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1996 it has been classified into the Group of Cancerous Elements. Radon is formed by the radioactive decomposition of Radium, while the Radium comes from decomposition of Uranium. Uranium is found in different concentrations on the crust of the earth.

The purpose of this research is theawareness our residents and our institutions about the risk of construction withouta prior analysis of soil and the measures to be taken to prevent the introduction of Rn gas into the inside of builings and especially in the areas of Kosovo where the presence of gas Rn is proven to exceed the allowed limits. Measurements are made in some areas, where are considered Hot spots with the Active Method with CR-39 detectors. The gained results show that the allowed amount of Radon gas in residential buildings often touches the allowed limits. The maximum values are up to 1200 Bq/m3. The largest presence of Radon has been found in older basements and buildings.

Through this paper we recommend that, in our country should be adopted and approve regulations, which’ll be mandatory for the measurement of this hazardous gas for human healthas well as in different residential buildings and to suggest the appropriate precautions prior to construction of facilities, if necessary.

Keywords:

Radioactivity, radon, radon gas hazard, Rn222

Session Chair

Mariola Kodra

Session Co-Chair

Nexhat Balaj

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-54-7

Location

Durres, Albania

Start Date

28-10-2017 4:30 PM

End Date

28-10-2017 6:00 PM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2017.177

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Exposure to the natural radioactivity in the areas of Kosovo with high concentration of RN222 gas on the soil

Durres, Albania

A lot of residents around the world live in locations previously not examined, being exposed to radioactivity from the inner side of the soil as a result of Radon's presence, causing health effects (cancer). Radon is the only radioactive element in gas state in normal condition and according to the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1996 it has been classified into the Group of Cancerous Elements. Radon is formed by the radioactive decomposition of Radium, while the Radium comes from decomposition of Uranium. Uranium is found in different concentrations on the crust of the earth.

The purpose of this research is theawareness our residents and our institutions about the risk of construction withouta prior analysis of soil and the measures to be taken to prevent the introduction of Rn gas into the inside of builings and especially in the areas of Kosovo where the presence of gas Rn is proven to exceed the allowed limits. Measurements are made in some areas, where are considered Hot spots with the Active Method with CR-39 detectors. The gained results show that the allowed amount of Radon gas in residential buildings often touches the allowed limits. The maximum values are up to 1200 Bq/m3. The largest presence of Radon has been found in older basements and buildings.

Through this paper we recommend that, in our country should be adopted and approve regulations, which’ll be mandatory for the measurement of this hazardous gas for human healthas well as in different residential buildings and to suggest the appropriate precautions prior to construction of facilities, if necessary.