RADON MEASUREMENT IN HUMAN ENVIRONMENT USING NUCLEAR TRACK ETCH TECHNIQUE
Department of Physics, Guru Nanak Dev University
Radon is important as a possible hazard to health as an indicator of subsurface uranium and potentially as an aid to earthquake prediction. Radon and their daughter products present in man's natural radiation environment pose a significant hazard only when concentrated in some enclosures such as underground mines, caves, cellers or poorly ventillated houses. In order to study the health hazard effects of radon a detailed study is carried out in the indoor and outdoor atmosphere of Guru Nanak Dev University Campus area using LR-115 plastic track detector. The radon values are found to vary with the environmental parameters. The observed radon values are compared with the standard recommended value and the maximum recorded value is found within the safe limit.
KEYWORDS: Radon, Plastic Track Detector, Health Hazard