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Misdaq M.A.,Cadi Ayyad University | Misdaq M.A.,Urac 15 Research Unit Assoc To The Cnrst | Chaouqi A.,Cadi Ayyad University | Chaouqi A.,Urac 15 Research Unit Assoc To The Cnrst | And 6 more authors.
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Workers in repair shops of vehicles (cars, buses, truck,etc.) clean carburetors, check fuel distribution, and perform oil changes and greasing. To explore the exposure pathway of 238U and 232Th and its decay products to the skin of mechanic workers, these radionuclides were measured inside petrol, gas-oil, and lubricant material samples by means of CR-39 and LR-115 type II solid state nuclear track detectors (SSNTDs), and corresponding annual committed equivalent doses to skin were determined. The maximum total equivalent effective dose to skin due to the 238U and 232Th series from the application of different petrol, gas-oil, and lubricant samples by mechanic workers was found equal to 1.2 mSv y-1 cm-2. © 2015 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Source

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