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Levels of 137Cs and 40K in edible parts of some vegetables consumed in Egypt.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12691717     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The concentrations of (137)Cs and (40)K in some Egyptian foodstuffs have been measured. The results of this study can be considered as a first step towards calculating the baseline levels of radioactivity in foodstuffs in Egypt. Furthermore, the data presented herein can be used as a reference level for future food radioactivity monitoring after the possible operation of the planned nuclear power plants, as well as to screen imported foodstuffs that are suspected of being contaminated. The overall intake of (137)Cs is quite low and no significant radionuclide contamination was found. The highest contents of (137)Cs and (40)K among the tested foodstuffs were in Jew's mallow and roquette. Calculations were also made to determine the potential dose to an individual consuming vegetables.
Authors:
H M Badran; T Sharshar; T Elnimer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of environmental radioactivity     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0265-931X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Environ Radioact     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-04-14     Completed Date:  2003-09-04     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508119     Medline TA:  J Environ Radioact     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  181-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Tanta University, 31527 Tanta, Egypt. hussein_Badran@hotmail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Cesium Radioisotopes / analysis*
Egypt
Food Contamination*
Humans
Potassium Radioisotopes / analysis*
Risk Assessment
Vegetables*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cesium Radioisotopes; 0/Potassium Radioisotopes

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