Environmental gamma radiation measurements on the island of pantelleria

M. Brai, S. Bellia, R. Di Liberto, G. Dongarra, S. Hauser, F. Parello, P. Puccio, S. Rizzo

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The population exposure to those living on the island of Pantelleria, Italy, was estimated by measuring the natural gamma background. Gamma spectra of natural rocks and measurements of absorbed dose in air were taken. A correlation was found between the mean gamma exposure rate and the mean values of natural radionuclide concentrations in the investigated rocks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)356-359
Number of pages4
JournalHealth Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1992


  • Absorbed
  • Dose
  • Exposure
  • Gamma
  • Natural
  • Population
  • Radiation
  • Radioactivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
  • Epidemiology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Toxicology
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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