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Daily Intakes of 134Cs 137Cs 40K 232Th and 238U in Ukrainian Adult Males.

Shiraishi, Kunio; Tagami, Keiko; Ban-Nai, Tadaaki; Yamamoto, Masayoshi; Muramatsu, Yasuyuki; Los, Ivan P.; Phedosenko, Galina V.; Korzun, Vitary N.; Tsigankov, Nikolay Y.; Segeda, Ilya I.

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Abstract

Total diet samples were collected to estimate dietary intakes of several radionuclides for Ukrainian males by duplicate portion studies. The samples were collected in the Kiev, Rovno and Volynsky regions in autumn of 1994. Some food-stuffs, including milk and potato, were also collected in the same regions. Daily intakes of 232Th and 238U were estimated to be 2.0 mBq and 7.5 mBq per person, respectively. The estimated daily intake of 40K, 85 Bq per person, was equivalent to that of Reference Man (the intake of a West European and a North American). Daily intakes of 137Cs were found to be quite different between some regions. Daily intakes were 1.8 Bq per person in the Kiev region and 12 Bq per person in the Rovno and Volynsky regions. Daily intake of 134Cs was below 1 Bq per person.

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