Indoor Radon Concentrations and Assessment of Doses in Four Districts of the Punjab Province - Pakistan

Saeed UR-RAHMAN, Muhammad RAFIQUE, Matiullah, Javaid ANWAR
2009 Journal of Radiation Research  
The present study includes the analysis of different physiochemical properties of water samples from fish ponds located in the four different districts of Balochistan province; district Sibi (City Sibi, Pond Location Circuit House), district Bolan (Village Mithrri), district Jaffarabad (Village Hajji Yaqoob Khan Pandrani) and district Nasirabad (Village Jumma Khan Umrani) during the period from June to December, 2014. All these districts were included in Kachhi plains of Balochistan except the
more » ... chistan except the district Sibi, which was the northern area of province Balochistan. During this study, all selected parameters such as, temperature, conductivity and pH of all selected water ponds were found in recommended levelsthat required for fish growth. The concentration of dissolve Oxygen (DO) was almost sufficient for all ponds. Thoughsome heavy metals i.e., manganese and iron were also found in these pond water samples, however, their concentration was not so high, therefore, they were not found to be lethal for growth of fishes. Thus, our present work will provides useful assistance to the fish culturiststo improve the ecological setup necessary for the growth of fish species in their ponds. Furthermore, such information could also be valuable for determining the growth rate and productivity of fishes.
doi:10.1269/jrr.08116 pmid:19959881 fatcat:p4tppy7565ao7ar5gjkkce6pnm