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EFFECTS OF RADON INHALATION ON SOME BIOPHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF BLOOD IN RATS

& doi: https://doi.org/10.1142/9789814504898_0042
M. F. ESSA, FAYEZ M. SHAHIN, ASHOUR M. AHMED and OMAR ABDEL-SALAM
Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Beni-Suef University, 62511, Beni-Suef, Egypt

Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Beni-Suef University, 62511, Beni-Suef, Egypt

Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Beni-Suef University, 62511, Beni-Suef, Egypt

National Research Centre, 11787, Giza, Egypt


Vol./Issue: 13 , id: 384

The major source of human exposure to natural radiation arises from the inhalation of radon (222Rn) gas. Exposure to high concentrations of radon 222Rn and its daughters for long period leads to pathological effects like lung cancer, leukaemia, skin cancer and kidney diseases. The present study was performed on rats to investigate the effect of radon exposure on the absorption spectra of hemoglobin. Measurements have been performed in a radon chamber where rats were exposed to radon for 1, 5 or 7 weeks. The inhalation of radon resulted in decrease in intensity of the absorption bands characterizing the hemoglobin molecular structure with increased radon doses.