An investigation on the natural radioactivity of building materials, raw materials and interior coatings in central Turkey


Erkan A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.37, no.4, pp.199-203, 2007 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.199-203

Abstract

Aim: The aim of this investigation was to measure the amount of gamma-decay of several building materials (brick and cement), raw materials (fly-ash and soil), interior coating materials (foam [used as a thermal insulator], water-based paints, solvent-based paints and phosphogypsum) from central Turkey, in terms of Bq kg(-1), and to calculate the biological damage caused by this radioactivity.