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Radioactivity in and committed effective dose from some Brazilian foodstuffs.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10025657     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Thirty-eight types of food including fruits, vegetables, cereals, and meat have been analyzed by gamma-ray spectrometry. Clove and black pepper were found to have the highest concentration of 137Cs. The annual intake of 40K, 228Ra, 226Ra, and 137Cs were found to be 14 kBq, 53.2 Bq, 17.5 Bq, and 3.2 Bq, respectively, taking into account the typical diet of São Paulo City, Brazil. The annual committed effective doses from these radionuclides for adults were estimated to be 87.4 microSv, 36.7 microSv, 4.9 microSv, and 0.04 microSv, respectively.
Authors:
L Venturini; G A Sordi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health physics     Volume:  76     ISSN:  0017-9078     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Phys     Publication Date:  1999 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-03-09     Completed Date:  1999-03-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985093R     Medline TA:  Health Phys     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  311-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
IPEN-CNEN/SP, ND/NT, São Paulo, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Brazil
Food Chain
Food Contamination, Radioactive / analysis*
Humans
Radiation Dosage
Spectrometry, Gamma

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