Monitoring of the radiation background of the city of Uman: after 10 years

Keywords: monitoring, radiation background, communication routes, pollution, morbidity, ecological


Purpose. Assess the possibility of using radiation background indicators for environmental monitoring.

Methods. Еmpirical; modeling; comparative.

Results. The main methodological approach is the assumption of the possibility of applying the concept of noospheric ecosystems (in particular, infraecosystems) for monitoring studies. Dangerous impact with a possible increase in the radiation background on the territory of the Uman NUS can be caused by enterprises: extraction and processing of decorative and building stone, limestone, gypsum, chalk and clay shale, sand, gravel, clay and kaolin. This impact can occur mainly through the products used in the improvement of the city of Uman and have a slightly higher radiation background (0.23-0.28 Mzv). Supplementing the database with new information, as well as their comparison using EGIS tools, allowed us to identify certain patterns in the change in radiation background values over the past 10 years (2013-2023): in most medical centers, which are located either in the area of private development or far from busy highways, the overall picture of radiation background values did not change significantly.

Conclusions. Repeated (after 10 years) measurements of the radiation background confirmed the conclusions of previous studies regarding purely natural or purely anthropogenic sources of small doses of radionuclides entering the environment within the city of Uman.


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Author Biography

S. P. Ogilko , Uman National University of Horticulture, 1, Instytutska Str., Uman, 20305, Ukraine

Graduate Student of the Department of Ecology and Life Safety


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How to Cite
Ogilko , S. P. (2023). Monitoring of the radiation background of the city of Uman: after 10 years. Man and Environment. Issues of Neoecology, 39, 77-86.