Assessment of Fukushima-Derived Radiation Doses and Effects on Wildlife in Japan

Per Strand, Tatsuo Aono, Justin Brown, Jacqueline Garnier-Laplace, Ali Hosseini, Tatiana Sazykina, Frits Stenhuisen, Jordi Vives i Batlle, Hildegarde Vandenhove

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    Under the auspices of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation, a suite of recently developed approaches was applied to calculate exposure and thereafter infer effects on wildlife through comparison with compiled dose−response relationships. We inferred that although effects on sensitive end points in individual plants and animals might have occurred in the weeks directly following the accident in relatively contaminated areas, impacts on population integrity would have been unlikely because of the short duration of the most highly elevated exposures.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)198-203
    JournalEnvironmental Science & Technology
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - 26 Feb 2014

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