Pollution and Health Risk Evaluations from Gross Radioactivity in Drinking Waters in Reyhanli District, Hatay


SÖĞÜT Ö., Alnashar M. S. , Eyicil M., Selçuk Zorer Ö.

WATER AIR AND SOIL POLLUTION, vol.233, no.8, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 233 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11270-022-05795-3
  • Journal Name: WATER AIR AND SOIL POLLUTION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, ABI/INFORM, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, Aqualine, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), Artic & Antarctic Regions, BIOSIS, Biotechnology Research Abstracts, CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Core, Chimica, Compendex, EMBASE, Environment Index, Geobase, Greenfile, Pollution Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: Gross alpha, Gross beta, Drinking water, Dose, BETA ACTIVITY, NATURAL RADIOACTIVITY, BENDIMAHI RIVER, ALPHA, SOIL, RADIATION, SEDIMENT, LAKE, VAN

Abstract

The natural gross radioactivity concentrations in drinking water collected from the Reyhanli District, Hatay, were measured. The gross alpha/beta radioactivity levels were measured in August 2021. A proportional counter was used to determine gross alpha/beta radioactivity levels in drinking waters. The activity levels of gross alpha/beta in drinking waters ranged from 0.001 +/- 0.000 to 0.020 +/- 0.002 Bq/L and 0.015 +/- 0.003 to 0.715 +/- 0.126 Bq/L, respectively, according to results obtained from the activity measurements. The results of the gross beta radioactivities were found reasonably high compared to the results of the gross alpha activity levels. The measured gross alpha/beta activity concentrations are smaller than the 0.5-Bq/L and 1-Bq/L limit values recommended by WHO and EPA. The annual effective dose and excess lifetime cancer risk parameters were calculated using gross alpha/beta radioactivity concentrations.