Radon Awareness among Saudi People in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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People should be aware of sources of health hazards, such as radon gas; and efforts should be made to educate them. Radon awareness among people is important for monitoring its level in their residential houses to reduce the risk of ad-verse health effects. Furthermore, radon awareness among public would support and facilitate researchers working for such surveys during the field work. In the present study, a public survey was conducted to investigate radon awareness level among Saudi people in Riyadh. A questionnaire was designed and distributed among 2297 persons of various educational background. It was found that about 82% of the Saudi public in Riyadh were ignorant of radon and its associated health risks. It was also found that only ~18% of educated public knew about radon. It was concluded that Saudi public needs to be educated in this respect properly.

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A. Alaamer, "Radon Awareness among Saudi People in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia," World Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2012, pp. 165-168. doi: 10.4236/wjnst.2012.24025.

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