International Journal of Physics and Applications

International Journal of Physics and Applications

Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A (2020)

Assessment of commited effective dose from drinking water available to anyigba dwellers, north central Nigeria

Author(s):

Momoh Hameed, Teidi Joshua, Ohiani Alexander, Ibrahim Rabiu

Abstract:
The study of the committed effective dose from drinking water available to Anyigba dwellers have been carried out using a background Gasless Alpha-Beta Counting System (Protean Instrument Corporation) – MPC 2000DP. The gross alpha and gross beta activity concentrations of the collected water samples were below the safe limits of 0.5 Bq/l and 1 Bq/l respectively, as recommended by the world health organization (WHO). Also, results of the committed effective dose calculated were all below the reference dose level (RDL) of 0.1mSv/yr. Hence, Anyigba dwellers are radiologically safe as they consume their water from the various sources studied in this research work.

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How to cite this article:
Momoh Hameed, Teidi Joshua, Ohiani Alexander, Ibrahim Rabiu. Assessment of commited effective dose from drinking water available to anyigba dwellers, north central Nigeria. Int. J. Phys. Appl. 2020;2(1):29-33.