Health Effects of Radiation Exposure to Human Sensitive Organs Across Some Selected


  • Rilwan Loko Usman Department of Physics, Nigerian Army University, Biu, Borno State, Nigeria.
  • J. Waida Department of Physics, Borno State University, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria
  • U. Ibrahim Department of Physics, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nasarawa State, Nigeria
  • N. G. Goki Department of Geology and Mining, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nasarawa State, Nigeria
  • S. D. Yusuf Department of Physics, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nasarawa State, Nigeria



The interaction of ionizing radiation with human body, either from external sources (i.e. outside the body) or from internal contamination of the body by radioactive substances, leads to biological effects which may later show up as clinical symptoms. The nature and severity of these symptoms and the time at which they appear depend on the amount of radiation absorbed and the rate at which it is received. This study aimed at assessing the Health Effects of Radiation Exposure to Human Sensitive Organs across Some Selected Mining Sites of Plateau State Nigeria. Finding of this study have revealed that the mean Dorgan values for the lungs, ovaries, bone marrow, testes, kidney, liver and whole body for different mining points of Plateau State are 0.29, 0.26, 0.31, 0.36, 0.28, 0.21 and 0.30 mSv/y respectively. From the findings presented, it can be concluded that the background radiation in Plateau State is not an issue of health concern in regards to sensitive organs and may not course immediate health effect except when accumulated over long period of time which may cause cancer to the indoor members on approximately seventy years of exposure.


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How to Cite

Usman, R. L., Waida, J., Ibrahim, U., Goki, N. G., & Yusuf, S. D. (2022). Health Effects of Radiation Exposure to Human Sensitive Organs Across Some Selected. Journal of Oncology Research, 4(2), 27–37.


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