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The knowledge and understanding of the behaviour of the naturally occurring radionuclides in the environment, food and man have relied heavily on the skills of radiochemists. The purpose of this document is to define the role of the radiochemist in programmes designed to establish the concentration of uranium, thorium, radium and 210Pb in a variety of sample matrices. In the first part of the document the purposes and strategies for the following are discussed: (i) the collection of environmental and human tissue samples; (ii) chemical and measurement methods; (iii) quality assurance; (iv) reporting of results. In the second part, the present knowledge of the concentrations of uranium and thorium series radionuclides in the environment, diet and man are summarised.

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Authors: LOWDER W M ET AL., US Department of Energy (US);PORSTENDÖRFER J, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (DE);URBAN M, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (DE);SCHMITZ J, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (DE);SWEDJEMARK G A, Swedish Radiation Protection Institute (SE);BÄVERSTAM U, Swedish Radiation Protection Institute (SE);PORSTENDORFER J, Georg-August-Universitat Gottingen (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14411 EN (1993) 282 pp., FS, ECU 31.50
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-5604-7
Record Number: 199310333 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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