By Yu. Kutlakhmedov, P. Balan, V. Kutlakhmedova-Vishnyakova (auth.), F. Bréchignac, G. Desmet (eds.)
Considerable event with radioecological and similar ecological examine on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems has been completed, specially after the Chernobyl coincidence. The mixed results of the radiation, chemical and organic components, after a infection of our surroundings and through its remediation have proven an interactive complexity that highlights the necessity for equidosimetrical reviews of the effect of many of the stressors and the necessity for his or her ecological normalization.
In radioecology and radiation safeguard, equipment of radiation dosimetry are key for dose evaluate. it really is accordingly hugely fascinating to strengthen a transparent theoretical technique in addition to a realistic approach to equidosimetry that might let for an ecological normalization of the several stressors in unified uniform devices, particularly for comparability purposes.
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For instance, herbage of wet meadows subjected to radioactive contamination is characterised by high specific content of 137Cs everywhere. Secondly, during elaboration of standards of technogenic contamination, a value of critical link or critical landscape contamination can be bound to the final standard of critical foodstuff or critical animal fodder contamination by a direct proportional dependency. 1). Hygienic standard (meat) Permissible level for soil-10 2 kBq/m 137 Cs content in meat - 200 Bq/kg Critical soil (wet peat) Factor of accumulation (herbage of natural land) 137 Cs content in a critical fodder 100 Bq/kg Fig.
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