Assessment of Radiation Hazard on Public Health at Indoor and Outdoor Environment of DMCH Campus, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Title Assessment of Radiation Hazard on Public Health at Indoor and Outdoor Environment of DMCH Campus, Dhaka, Bangladesh
 
Creator Mim, Fabiha Shafi
Rahman, M. S.
Tareq, Shafi M
Yeasmin, S.
 
Subject In-Situ
Radiation
Hospital
Environment
ELCR
 
Description Objectives: The purpose of the study is to evaluate the excess life-time cancer risk (ELCR) of public in & around the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) campus based on the real-time radiation monitoring data.
Method: A real-time digital portable radiation monitoring device (GAMMA SCOUT) along with a Garmin eTrex Global Positioning System (GPS) device was used for radiation monitoring and location identification respectively. ArcGIS® software (Version 2.3) was used for mapping of the locations.
Result: The measured dose rate in the indoor environment ranged from 0.05-71.21 µSv/hr with an average of 12.709 ± 0.624 µSv/hr and in the outdoor environment ranged from 0.02-0.58 µSv/hr with an average of 0.174 ± 0.038 µSv/hr of the DMCH campus. The annual effective dose in the indoor environment ranged from 84.552- 93.52 mSv with an average of 89.064 ± 47.730 mSv and in the outdoor environment, the value ranged from 0.21-0.43 mSv with an average of 0.306 ± 0.105 mSv. ELCR from indoor gamma radiation ranged from 333×10-3 - 368 ×10-3 with an average of 3×10-1 and in the outdoor, it ranged from 8.377×10-4 -1.829×10-3 with an average value of 1×10-3 for 32 selected locations in & around DMCH campus.
Conclusion: This type of study is required to minimize the public health risk associated with  ionizing radiation. This study also helps for the protection of the environment and the public from unnecessary radiation hazard arising from DMCH.
 
Publisher Asian Business Consortium
 
Date 2020-06-08
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://abc.us.org/ojs/index.php/abcra/article/view/469
10.18034/abcra.v8i2.469
 
Source ABC Research Alert; Vol. 8 No. 2 (2020): May-August Issue; 69-77
2413-5224
10.18034/abcra.v8i2
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://abc.us.org/ojs/index.php/abcra/article/view/469/917
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Fabiha Shafi Mim, M. S. Rahman, Shafi M Tareq, S. Yeasmin
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
 

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