Radionuclides in the Environment in Switzerland: A Retrospective Study of Transfer from Soil to the Human Body.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_7BAB31974D04
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Radionuclides in the Environment in Switzerland: A Retrospective Study of Transfer from Soil to the Human Body.
Journal
Chimia
Author(s)
Froidevaux P., Pittet P.A., Cusnir R., Bochud F., Straub M.
ISSN
0009-4293 (Print)
ISSN-L
0009-4293
Publication state
Published
Issued date
23/12/2020
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
74
Number
12
Pages
984-988
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Natural radionuclides are ubiquitous in the environment. In addition, artificial radionuclides are present in the Swiss environment after the fallout of the nuclear bomb tests of the 1950s and 1960s, after the accident of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, or after authorized discharges from the Swiss nuclear power plants and research centres. These radionuclides can create a radiological hazard to the environment and humans because of the increased risk of cancer due to the ionizing radiation they produce. Here we show that some of these radionuclides have made their way from the air or the soil to the human body, where they target mostly the skeleton. However, the activity levels of 90 Sr, 239 Pu and 240 Pu, 226 Ra and 210 Pb/ 210 Po found in the human body remain very low and do not represent a public health issue at the current body burden.
Keywords
Cesium Radioisotopes/analysis, Human Body, Humans, Retrospective Studies, Soil, Switzerland
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Yes
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