Gamma activity and radiation dose in concrete building blocks used for construction of dwellings in Jos, Nigeria.


Radioactivity concentrations of concrete building block samples made and used in Jos, Nigeria, were determined using a gamma ray spectrometry method. The mean values of the radioactivity concentrations were calculated as 66, 126 and 589 Bq kg(-1) for (226)Ra, (232)Th and (40)K, respectively. The radium equivalent activities ranged between 131 and 712 Bq kg… (More)