Chernobyl hot particles in the lungs of personnel involved in the post-accident clean-up actions and of inhabitants of the contaminated Ukrainian and Belarus territories
[en]The investigation of the body content by direct or indirect methods permits to determine the amount of the radioactivity inhaled and the relevant averaged over an organ committed dose. According to traditional dosimetry approach that is enough or rough prediction of committed detriment. For the real prognosis of the hazard due to aerosol inhalation in accordance with the alternative radiobiological model, it is necessary to know the microdistribution of deposited radioactive material as well as the relevant microdistribution of the deposited energy in target microstructures of the lungs. The only technique for investigating the microdistribution of a radioactivity is the histoautoradiographic examination of autopsy material
Primary SubjectRADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGANISMS AND BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS (C2110)
Secondary SubjectRADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY (C5500)
Source/ReportEuropean Commission (CEC), Brussels (Belgium); International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria); World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland); 699 p; ISSN 1011-4289; ; Sep 1997; p. 3-9; International conference on one decade after Chernobyl: Summing up the consequences of the accident; Vienna (Austria); 8-12 Apr 1996; 12 refs.
Country/OrganizationInternational Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Descriptors (DEI)AUTOPSY, BIOLOGICAL LOCALIZATION, CHERNOBYLSK-4 REACTOR, LUNG CLEARANCE, LUNGS, OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE, PARTICLES, PERSONNEL, PERSONNEL MONITORING, PUBLIC HEALTH, RADIOISOTOPES, RADIONUCLIDE KINETICS, REACTOR ACCIDENTS
Descriptors (DEC)ACCIDENTS, BODY, CLEARANCE, DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES, ENRICHED URANIUM REACTORS, EXCRETION, GRAPHITE MODERATED REACTORS, ISOTOPES, KINETICS, LWGR TYPE REACTORS, MEDICINE, MONITORING, ORGANS, POWER REACTORS, PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, RADIATION MONITORING, REACTORS, RESPIRATORY SYSTEM, THERMAL REACTORS, WATER COOLED REACTORS