Journal of Environmental and Public Health / 2020 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Radon-222 Exposure and Dose Concentration Levels in Jordanian Dwellings

Table 2

Summary of current measurement results of radon concentration and annual effective dose of indoor radon in dwelling buildings for the mean values of floor levels (B1, GF, F1, F2, F3, F4) and for the basement level (B1) compared with the literature-reported values of lower range and higher ranges for various Jordanian cities.

CityLiterature-reported lower values Bq/m3Literature-reported higher values Bq/m3Current measurement (B1, GF, F1, F2, F3, F4) Bq/m3Current measurement (B1) Bq/m3Current measurement of effective dose (B1, GF, F1, F2, F3, F4) mSv/yearCurrent measurement of effective dose (B1) mSv/year

Zarqa6.9113.149.9143.91.33.6
Madaba2821254.1122.81.43.1
Amman2044030.848.30.81.2
Aqaba126447.671.31.21.8
Karak2455664.9107.01.62.7
Ma'an4044087.1216.32.25.5
Mafraq128034.052.20.91.3
Irbid3.1163.972.3142.21.83.6
Russeifa41532.9102.9314.72.67.9
Grand meana16.7±12.4400.2±460.960.4±56.2135.4±85.41.5±0.63.4±2.2

aGrand arithmetic mean and its one sigma standard deviation for each Jordanian province.

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