Radioactivity and annual effective dose in some types of drug

Abstract

The aim of this research is to know danger of radioactive isotopes that are found in samples of drugs traded in Iraqi markets. The samples are Iraqi Amoxicillin, English Amoxicillin, UAE Amoxicillin, Indian Amoxicillin, Iraqi Paracetamol,English Paracetamol, UAE Paracetamol and Indian Paracetamol. By high purity germanium the activity of the following isotopes 40K, 214Pb, 228Ac and 137Cs is measured and the specific activity was used to calculate the annual effective dose. Then the calculated annual effective dose values are compared with the allowable annual effective dose values of each part of digestive channel. This research concluded that the measured annual effective dose values are not dangerous.