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Determination of Natural Radioactivity in Saline Water and Salt from Panbros Salt Industry Limited in the Accra Metropolis, Ghana

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Author C. Kansaana, E. O. Darko, C. Schandorf, O. K. Adukpo, A. Faanu, H. Lawluvi, D. O.Kpeglo
On Pages 107-111
Volume No. 2
Issue No. 3
Issue Date March, 2012
Publishing Date March, 2012
Keywords Natural Radioactivity, Public Exposure, Saline Water, Salt


Abstract

Radioactivity levels in saline water and salt from Panbros Salt Industry Limited in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana have been investigated. Activity concentrations in Bq/l in all samples were measured using gamma spectrometry. The annual effective dose to an adult individual due to intake of natural radionuclides in salt was estimated to be 0.0025 0.00053 mSvy-1 and this is far below the average radiation dose of 0.29 mSvy-1 received per caput worldwide due to ingestion of natural radionuclides provided in UNSCEAR 2000 report. The results indicate insignificant radiological health hazard to the public due to the consumption of salt. The results provide baseline values which may be useful for the Regulatory Authorities in the country to control the exposure of the public to NORMS due to intake of salt.

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