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Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Year: 2017 | Volume: 12 | Issue: 6 SI | Page No.: 7795-7799
DOI: 10.36478/jeasci.2017.7795.7799  
Natural Radioactivity Levels in Some Milk Samples Available in Local Markets in Babylon Governorate
Saba Abdulzahra Obaid
 
Abstract: This research, Uranium (238U), Thorium (232Th) and potassium (40K) specific activity in Bq/kg were measured in 10 different types of milk that are available in Iraqi markets. The gamma spectrometry method with a NaI(Tl) detector has been used for radiometric measurements. Also, we have calculated the radiation hazard indices (radium equivalent activity and internal hazard index) and ingestion effective dose in all samples. It is found that the specific activity in milk samples were varied from 0.274±0.158-7.851±0.877 Bq/kg for 238U for 232Th from 0.821±0.273-3.067±0.569 Bq/kg and for 40K from 266.558±5.018-485.740±7.197 Bq/kg. Also, it is found that the of radium equivalent activity and internal hazard index in milk samples ranged from 27.341-48.035 Bq/kg and from 0.07867-0.14720, respectively. But, the range of summation of the ingestion effective dose were varied from 4.861×10–5-1.541×10–4 Sv/y. This study proves that the natural radioactivity, radiation hazard indices and ingestion effective dose were lower than the safe, except the some value of potassium.
 
How to cite this article:
Saba Abdulzahra Obaid , 2017. Natural Radioactivity Levels in Some Milk Samples Available in Local Markets in Babylon Governorate. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 12: 7795-7799.
DOI: 10.36478/jeasci.2017.7795.7799
URL: http://medwelljournals.com/abstract/?doi=jeasci.2017.7795.7799