The estimation of radiation doses in human organs due to natural and artificial radioactivity in surface waters of the Ebro river basin (Northeast Spain)

Öner F., Okumuşoǧlu N. T.

International Journal of Low Radiation, vol.3, no.4, pp.337-342, 2006 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1504/ijlr.2006.012008
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Low Radiation
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.337-342
  • Keywords: Dose calculations, Drinking water, GENII, Radiation doses from drinking water
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


This paper reports the estimation of the radiation doses in the human body in the Ebro river basin (Northeast Spain), following drinking water ingestion by measuring 40K, 226Ra, 90Sr and 3H. The equivalent dose in ten different organs was estimated. Dose calculations were performed by means of the GENII computer program. The lowest equivalent dose calculated through ingesting drinking water was in the small intestine whereas the highest was in the bone surface. Copyright © 2006 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.