Evolution of 137Cs and 90Sr content of the main foodstuff in Bucharest area after the Chernobyl accident
[en]Soon after the Chernobyl accident, the radioactive cloud, carrying the nuclides released into the atmosphere, reached Romania and, due to the rainy weather, an important fallout occurred over the Romanian territory. The most important contaminants for Romania were I131, Cs134, Cs137 and Sr90. As in many other countries, in the first days, I131 had the main contribution to the irradiation dose released to the population. After its decay, and the decay of other short-lived radionuclides, Cs137 and Sr90 remained the most important contaminants. The principal route of intake for these two radionuclides is considered to be the ingestion of contaminated foods. To assess the radioactive burden of foods, a long term, large scale survey was initiated at the National Institute of Hygiene and Public Health (INISP). These results were then used to assess the doses committed to cesium and strontium intake and the excedentary cancer risk for the population from Bucharest area
Primary SubjectAPPLIED LIFE SCIENCES (C4300)
Secondary SubjectSPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS (C5100)
SourceEuropean Commission (CEC), Brussels (Belgium); International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria); World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland); 699 p; ISSN 1011-4289; ; Sep 1997; p. 41-47; International conference on one decade after Chernobyl: Summing up the consequences of the accident; Vienna (Austria); 8-12 Apr 1996; 5 refs, 8 figs.
Country/OrganizationInternational Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Descriptors (DEI)CESIUM 137, CHERNOBYLSK-4 REACTOR, CONTAMINATION, FOOD, PUBLIC HEALTH, RADIATION MONITORING, RADIATION PROTECTION, REACTOR ACCIDENTS, STRONTIUM 90
Descriptors (DEC)ACCIDENTS, BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES, BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES, CESIUM ISOTOPES, ENRICHED URANIUM REACTORS, EVEN-EVEN NUCLEI, GRAPHITE MODERATED REACTORS, INTERMEDIATE MASS NUCLEI, ISOTOPES, LWGR TYPE REACTORS, MEDICINE, MONITORING, NUCLEI, ODD-EVEN NUCLEI, POWER REACTORS, PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, RADIOISOTOPES, REACTORS, STRONTIUM ISOTOPES, THERMAL REACTORS, WATER COOLED REACTORS, YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES