Natural radioactivity in tap water and associated age-dependent dose and lifetime risk assessment in Amman, Jordan.

@article{AlAmir2012NaturalRI,
  title={Natural radioactivity in tap water and associated age-dependent dose and lifetime risk assessment in Amman, Jordan.},
  author={Sajedah M Al-Amir and Ibrahim F. Al-Hamarneh and Tahseen Al-Abed and Mohammad Awadallah},
  journal={Applied radiation and isotopes : including data, instrumentation and methods for use in agriculture, industry and medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={70 4},
  pages={692-8}
}
With the aim of assessing potential public impact, preliminary investigations on tap waters collected from highly populated areas in Amman and Aqaba, Jordan were conducted by measuring gross alpha and beta activities as well as uranium and radium radionuclides. Gross activities deduced by liquid scintillation counting (LSC) were ranged in <50-250 ± 23 mBq l(-1) for alpha and <188-327 ± 29 mBq l(-1) for beta in Amman whereas higher concentrations were found in Aqaba. The results show that gross… CONTINUE READING