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Distribution of radioactive caesium in the population of northern Sweden. A follow-up study
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Forensic Medicine.
1999 (English)In: Radiation protection dosimetry, ISSN 0144-8420, Vol. 86, no 1, p. 59-62Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [en]

After the Chernobyl accident in 1986, the uptake of radioactive caesium has been studied in several population groups in northern Sweden. During the period 1988-1993 the 137Cs content in the population of northern Sweden was followed by measurements of 137Cs concentration in tissue samples from medico-legal autopsies. From these studies an "ecological" half-time for 137Cs in the population was estimated. A follow-up made on samples taken 1995-1996 is presented here. The results from this prolongation of the period indicates a significantly longer half-time. This new half-time gives a better representation of the retention of 137Cs in the population of northern Sweden at times longer from the deposition.

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1999. Vol. 86, no 1, p. 59-62
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-13580OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-13580DiVA, id: diva2:153251
Available from: 2007-05-11 Created: 2007-05-11 Last updated: 2011-01-14Bibliographically approved

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