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After an accidental release of radioactive material to the atmosphere leading to significant off-site contamination, various countermeasures are needed to reduce the radiation exposure of the population. These may include measures to reduce the consumption of contaminated foodstuffs. This report is concerned with the underlying information required for calculating when and if such countermeasures regarding foodstuffs should be introduced. Topics considered include food chain models, food consumption and distribution, age-dependent dose per unit intake of radionuclides by ingestion, estimates of individual doses in EC countries from contaminated foods, characterisation of critical population groups, intervention levels and the effectiveness of countermeasures.

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Authors: SINNAEVE J, CEC Bruxelles (BE);GERBER G (EDITORS), CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12553 EN (1991) 361 pp., FS, ECU 32.50
Availability: (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-3116-8
Record Number: 199111560 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en