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An understanding of the transfer of radionuclides to animals and animal products is essential for evaluating the impact of both routine and accidental discharges to the terrestrial environment. After the Chernobyl accident the scope of the problem of animal transfer became more evident, showing the effect of a number of parameters such as the source and composition of the diet, the chemical form of the radionuclides, the season and the influence of farming practices on the transfer. This publication contains papers presented at a workshop held in Oxford in September 1988. The aim was to review current information from both field observations and experimental studies on how these and other factors can eventually influence the mechanisms of transfer of radionuclides to human foodstuffs.

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Authors: BULMAN R A (EDITOR), CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EN (1989) 358 pp.
Availability: Available from the Radiation Protection Programme Office, CEC, DG XII, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
Record Number: 199330131 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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