15 can go to Turkey in times of danger level of radon gas limits: we are exposed without noticing at home and in public spaces, colorless, odorless radon gas is threatening our lives.
Radon is the second largest cause of lung cancer after smoking.
The level of radon gas, according to experts, can be up to 15 times the limit harmful in Turkey. However, no legislation mandating regular measurement of this gas in Turkey.
According to the news in the habervesaire.com Ecem Hepçiçekli, the amount of radon gas in some places in Turkey, the European Union is going to determine the safe upper limit of 15 times.
The amount of radon gas is measured by the unit called b bequerel ”(bq). Bekerel (bq) shows nuclear activity measured per second depending on the amount of radioactive material. International organizations provide a number of numbers for the amount of radon gas that is permissible for human health within a cubic meter of air.
For example, according to the UK Radiological Protection Board (NRPB), there is an average 1 bequerel in the air in 4 cubic meters and 1 cubic meter air 20 bequerel air in the air. According to the NRPB, if the amount of radon gas in the air exceeds 200 bequerel, intervention is required. Similarly, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that the amount of radon gas in the air that exceeds 148 bequerel indicates a danger to life.
The Public Health Agency of Turkey Cancer Department, with 200 400 cubic meter of air Bequerel normally accept the presence of radon gas.
In the European Union countries, the upper limit of exposure to radon gas is 1 bequerel in the air of 100. Dr. İbrahim Uslu, Turkey, says that this limit 400 Bequerel taken. However, according to Uslu, the current amount can rise over and over.
Ibrahim Uslu, who uses radon measurement at the metro stations in Ankara, says that the radon amount in the stations has reached values such as 1500 and even 3000 bequerel.
Uslu, ızı The highest level of radon gas in Ankara Metro is at the deepest Kızılay station. The lowest value is observed around Batıkent, where the metron comes to the surface. En
According to Uslu, the biggest reason for the accumulation of radon gas in deep stations is that jet ventilation systems are not operated on the grounds of energy saving.
The researcher who voluntarily measures the metro network in Istanbul is still a high school student. İlayda Şamilgil, a high school student measuring two metro stations in Istanbul, stated that she had made a mistake over the upper limits determined in Europe and America by reminding her that this was a margin of error.
WHAT IS RADON?
Radon is an odorless, colorless, heavy and radioactive gas formed by the transformation of uranium into a radius. In nature, it is almost everywhere. Radon gas emitted to the atmosphere has no negative effect on health as long as it does not accumulate. However, it can enter into houses, indoors and out of the ground through natural ways.
Due to its colorless and odorless character, its presence can only be determined by measuring instruments. The highest level of exposure to this gas is the mines, the non-ventilated, underground systems that are in the depths of the ground and the buildings where the soil structure is suitable to penetrate the gas.
Radon, which can be exiting underground due to the movement in the fault lines, is also described as the en messenger of the earthquake Fay. Experts in homes in countries such as Turkey, located in the so-generation earthquake, measuring the amount of radon in regular schools and in the workplace recommend.