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Abstract

Radionuclides released to the environment are distributed throughout the different environmental media (air, water, soil and sediment) through various physical and chemical processes. Some of the radionuclides in the environmental media are taken up by the organisms which live in the respective environments and by people who use the environment or consume foods from the environment. Humans and other organisms are also exposed to external gamma radiation from radionuclides in the environmental media. The ways in which humans and other organisms are exposed to radiation and radiation in the environment are described.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Environmental Behaviour of Radium: Revised Edition
Place of PublicationVienna, Austria
PublisherIAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency
Pages106-172
Edition1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014

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NameTechnical reports
Number476

Keywords

  • radionuclide release, environment, environmental media, gamma radiation

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