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An Investigation of the Amount of Dose Rate Due to Radioactive Count within Sokoto Metropolis

Authors(2) :-A. A. Ibrahim, Y. M. Ahijjo

This paper aims to unveil the level of risk to biological system due to ionizing radiation within Sokoto metropolis. It is known to cause cancer and other related ailments. Thirty (30) randomly sampled points were measured with the aid of Dose Rate Meter, Rados [RDS-120]. The energy deposited to biological systems by gamma-ray flux was measured in micro sivert per hour (μSv/hr). We found a significant total amount of dose rate at 2.95 μSv/hr with an arithmetic mean of 0.10 μSv/hr with an annual exposure rate of 864.0 μSv/yr.  An amount which is quite significant above the world wide effective dose rate of 70 μSv/yr. This result indicates a radiation hazards contributed by either primordial radionuclides or cosmogenic radionuclides which suggest for mitigation actions and calling for further research.
A. A. Ibrahim, Y. M. Ahijjo
Dose-rate, RDS-120, Sokoto, Gamma-Ray, Cancer
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Publication Details
  Published in : Volume 1 | Issue 4 | September-October 2015
  Date of Publication : 2015-10-25
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 70-73
Manuscript Number : IJSRST151410
Publisher : Technoscience Academy
PRINT ISSN : 2395-6011
ONLINE ISSN : 2395-602X
Cite This Article :
A. A. Ibrahim, Y. M. Ahijjo, "An Investigation of the Amount of Dose Rate Due to Radioactive Count within Sokoto Metropolis", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp.70-73, September-October-2015
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