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The determination of uranium in food samples by Compton suppression epithermal neutron activation analysis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19541492     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Eight foods common to the Nigerian diet were analyzed for trace amounts of uranium using epithermal neutron activation analysis. Food sample sizes of roughly one-half gram, irradiated for 10 min, with a 15 min decay time and counting time for 10 min yielded detection limits between 0.02 and 0.04 Bq/kg. Dried milk, chicken pasta, spaghetti and biscuits had less than detectable amounts of uranium, while sorghum, wheat and brown beans contained 0.73, 0.23 and 0.16 Bq/kg, respectively.
Authors:
R Kapsimalis; S Landsberger; Y A Ahmed
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-05-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied radiation and isotopes : including data, instrumentation and methods for use in agriculture, industry and medicine     Volume:  67     ISSN:  1872-9800     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl Radiat Isot     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-16     Completed Date:  2010-01-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9306253     Medline TA:  Appl Radiat Isot     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2097-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
University of Texas at Austin, Nuclear Engineering Teaching Laboratory, R-9000 Austin, TX 78712, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Food Analysis*
Neutron Activation Analysis / methods*
Nigeria
Uranium / analysis*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
7440-61-1/Uranium

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