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Radionuclide concentrations in the diet of residents in a high level natural radiation area in Iran.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17047979     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Concentrations of 137Cs and 226Ra in the diet (foodstuffs and drinking water) of adult inhabitants in the high-level natural radiation area (HLNRA) of Ramsar, Iran have been determined. The annual intake of foodstuffs was estimated on the basis of their average annual consumption. Food samples collected from local markets were analyzed by means of a gamma spectrometer. The estimated annual dietary intakes of 137Cs and 226Ra were 130Bq and 245Bq, respectively. The concentrations of natural radionuclides in food and drinking water of the residents are higher than the world average, and are correlated with the high concentration of these radionuclides in soil and water. Calculations were also made to determine the potential dose to an individual consuming such diets.
H Samavat; M R D Seaward; S M R Aghamiri; F Reza-Nejad
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2006-10-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiation and environmental biophysics     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0301-634X     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiat Environ Biophys     Publication Date:  2006 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-19     Completed Date:  2008-03-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0415677     Medline TA:  Radiat Environ Biophys     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  301-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medical Physics, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran.
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MeSH Terms
Cesium Radioisotopes / analysis*
Food Contamination, Radioactive / analysis*
Radiation Monitoring / statistics & numerical data*
Radium / analysis*
Water Supply / analysis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cesium Radioisotopes; 7440-14-4/Radium

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