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Strontium-90 and caesium-137 in Indian tea.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6611845     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The paper presents results of measurements made on tea samples, collected during 1961-1979 period for their strontium-90 and caesium-137 content. Tea was found to contain higher concentration of these radioisotopes compared to other food-stuffs having vegetative origin. Levels in tea are compared with those in leafy vegetables from both India and Japan. Interpretation for higher concentrations in tea compared to leafy vegetables is briefly given on the basis of agro-climatic conditions. The levels are also considered from the point of view of health hazard.
Authors:
B Y Lalit; T V Ramachandran; S Rajan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiation and environmental biophysics     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0301-634X     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiat Environ Biophys     Publication Date:  1983  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-10-08     Completed Date:  1983-10-08     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0415677     Medline TA:  Radiat Environ Biophys     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  75-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Cesium Radioisotopes / analysis*
India
Radioactive Fallout / analysis*
Strontium Radioisotopes / analysis*
Tea / analysis*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cesium Radioisotopes; 0/Radioactive Fallout; 0/Strontium Radioisotopes; 0/Tea

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