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Measurement of radon concentration and assessment of associated cancer risk in some fertilizer warehouses in the Punjab province of Pakistan

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Radon concentration was measured by using 39CR track etched detectors in five fertilizer warehouses in the Punjab province of Pakistan. The average concentration of radon was determined to be 20–88 Bq m−3. Annual effective dose (AED) and excess lifetime cancer risk (ELCR) have also been assessed using the models of UNSCEAR and ICRP. The corresponding annual dose and ELCR to the workers of warehouses have been estimated to be 0.30–1.02 mSv year−1 and 0.44–1.02%, respectively.