Journal of Physics: Conference SeriesVolume 1279, Issue 1, 31 July 2019, Article number 0120441st International Scientific Conference Al-Ayen University; Al-Ayen UniversityAl Nasiriya, Thi-Qar; Iraq; 30 March 2019 through 31 March 2019; Code 150120
The Annual Inhalation Radiation Effective Dose Estimations for Hookah Tobacco Smoking of Baghdad’s Publics
Shafik, S.S.a,b, Shafeq, O.S.a, Salman, M.b
aDepartment of Physics, College of Science, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
bUniversity of Al-Ayen, Thi-Qar, Iraq
It’s known that tobacco has many chemical, biological, and etc. dangerous but there are little studies about the radioactivity hazards of tobacco, especially smoking of hookah tobacco. In this work, tobacco used in shisha and available in local markets in Baghdad has been measured against natural occurring radioactive materials (NORM), which are U-238, Th-232, and K-40. The obtained overall average results of those isotopes were 5.29, 2.97, 84.89 Bq/kg, receptively. The annual inhalation radiation effective dose (AIRED) has been estimated according to two models. The overall average estimations of AIRED were 3.537 mSv/y for 1st method and 0.430 mSv/y for 2ndmethod. However, both methods, although have big difference, have values higher than the recommended values that limited by international agencies. © Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd.