Radon in thermal waters in south-east part of Serbia

Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2014 Jul;160(1-3):239-43. doi: 10.1093/rpd/ncu094. Epub 2014 Apr 4.


There are several occurrences of thermal waters in the south-eastern part of Serbia, which are originating from igneous and metamorphic rocks. These waters are mainly used in balneology, but some of them are used for drinking purposes and in water supply to heat buildings, for greenhouses and to irrigate land. In this region, there is the well-known Niška banja spa, which has elevated levels of radon. Water samples were examined from other spas in the south-eastern part of Serbia in order to determine radon activity concentration. A detailed discussion of a possible correlation between determined radon activity concentration and the geology of this area is also given.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Air Pollutants, Radioactive / analysis*
  • Balneology
  • Geology
  • Humans
  • Natural Springs
  • Radiation Monitoring*
  • Radon / analysis*
  • Serbia
  • Water Pollutants, Radioactive / analysis*
  • Water Supply*


  • Air Pollutants, Radioactive
  • Water Pollutants, Radioactive
  • Radon