Shaymaa Awad Kadhim

Department of physics, faculty of science, University of Kufa, Iraq


  • Research Article   
    Evaluation of the risk of cancer due to natural radioactivity in some grain-based foodstuffs
    Author(s): Shihab Ahmed Jasim, Shaymaa Awad Kadhim, Baidaa Resen Mardan, Ihab Alfadhel, Murtadha Hussain Hassan and Ahmed Alshewered*

    Natural background radiation is the major source of human exposure to radioactive materials. Foodstuffs naturally contain radioactive mineral contents. The aim of this study is to determine the levels of natural radioactivity (226Ra, 232Th and 40K) in wheat flour, pasta, rice and corn in the Iraqi market. Na (Tl) detector was used to measure the concentration activity of 226Ra, 232Th and 40K in four type of foodstuff. The average activity concentrations of 226Ra, 232Th and 40K were found to be 4.498, 7.621 and 223.259 weight), respectively, Iα, AUI and Hin were lower than 1 ,Absorbed Dose Rate in air (DR) 15.611 nGy h−1, Annual Gonadal Dose equivalent (AGDE) 111.252 μSv.y−1, Annual Effective Dose Equivalent (Eav.) 0.4560 mSv.y−1 and Excess lifetime cancer risk(ELCR) 1.5961× 10-3 also measured in wheat flour samples. While were found 4.095, .. Read More»
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  • Prof. Elhadi Miskeen

    Obstetrics and Gynaecology Faculty of Medicine, University of Bisha, Saudi Arabia

  • Ahmed Hussien Alshewered

    University of Basrah College of Medicine, Iraq

  • Sudhakar Tummala

    Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering SRM University – AP, Andhra Pradesh




  • Alphonse Laya

    Supervisor of Biochemistry Lab and PhD. students of Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemis


  • Fava Maria Giovanna


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