Thyroid equivalent dose for children up to five years old and adults in the Republic of Slovenia after the Chernobyl accident
[en]The highest concentration of 131I in fallout was measured on May 3rd, 30 MBq/m3, then decreased to few hundred on May 15th. Concentrations of radionuclides in grass were in range from 0.3 kBq/m2 to 15 kBq/m2. Specific activities of 131I in different foodstuffs like fresh milk, beef, fruits and leafy vegetables in first months after accident in Chernobyl were in range from few Bq/kg to 9 kBq/kg. In first two weeks after Chernobyl accident the most dangerous radionuclide for inhalation and ingestion was 131I. Our government suggested to stay in closed apartments, especially for children and pregnant women. The usage of fresh fodder for cattle and other domestic animals was restricted because of possible high contamination of milk with 131I
Primary SubjectRADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGANISMS AND BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS (C2110)
Secondary SubjectRADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY (C5500)
SourceEuropean Commission (CEC), Brussels (Belgium); International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria); World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland); 699 p; ISSN 1011-4289; ; Sep 1997; p. 476-477; International conference on one decade after Chernobyl: Summing up the consequences of the accident; Vienna (Austria); 8-12 Apr 1996; 2 refs, 2 tabs.
Country/OrganizationInternational Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Descriptors (DEI)BIOLOGICAL LOCALIZATION, CHERNOBYLSK-4 REACTOR, CHILDREN, FOOD, GAMMA SPECTROSCOPY, IODINE 131, RADIATION DOSES, RADIATION PROTECTION, RADIONUCLIDE KINETICS, REACTOR ACCIDENTS, SLOVENIA, THYROID
Descriptors (DEC)ACCIDENTS, ANIMALS, BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES, BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES, BODY, DAYS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES, EASTERN EUROPE, ENDOCRINE GLANDS, ENRICHED URANIUM REACTORS, EUROPE, GLANDS, GRAPHITE MODERATED REACTORS, INTERMEDIATE MASS NUCLEI, IODINE ISOTOPES, ISOTOPES, KINETICS, LWGR TYPE REACTORS, MAMMALS, MAN, NUCLEI, ODD-EVEN NUCLEI, ORGANS, POWER REACTORS, PRIMATES, RADIOISOTOPES, REACTORS, SPECTROSCOPY, THERMAL REACTORS, VERTEBRATES, WATER COOLED REACTORS