A Review on Environmental Radioactivity Measurement and its Impact on Human Health

  • B. G. Muhammad Umaru Musa Yar'adua University, Katsina
  • A. A. Bello Federal University Lafia, Nasarawa State
Keywords: Natural Radioactivity, Radiation Exposure, Radiation Dose


Natural radioactivity in drinking water sources, no doubt poses serious contamination hazards. Assessment of its level in drinking water, therefore, provides useful information on potential unwanted radiation exposure to humans. To assess the effects of natural radionuclides in the environment, analysis is carried out on samples from the environmental media such as water, soil, and species using different radiation detection techniques. This article reviews some of such studies with a view of gathering vital information on the recently used techniques, discusses current situations and give highlights of recent findings.


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How to Cite
Muhammad, B. G., & Bello, A. A. (2019). A Review on Environmental Radioactivity Measurement and its Impact on Human Health. Physics Memoir - Journal of Theoretical & Applied Physics, 1(3), 99-105. Retrieved from https://journals.fulafia.edu.ng/index.php/pmjtap/article/view/12
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