Daily Archives: June 15, 2015

Radon in Drinking Water, West Bank – Palestine

Thabayneh KM. Measurement of 222Rn concentration levels in drinking water and the associated health effects in the Southern part of West bank – Palestine. Applied radiation and isotopes. 2015 May 14;103:48-53. doi: 10.1016/j.apradiso.2015.05.007.

Radon concentration and annual effective doses were measured in drinking water in the Southern Part of West Bank – Palestine, by using both passive and active techniques. 184 samples were collected from various sources i.e. tap water, groundwater, rain waters and mineral waters. It is found that the annual effective dose resulting from inhalation and ingestion of radon emanated from all types of drinking water is negligible compared to the total annual effective dose from indoor radon in the region. Results reveal that there is no significant public health risk from radon ingested and inhalation with drinking water in the study region.