Environmental pathways and corresponding models

F. Carvalho, D. Chambers, S. Fesenko, W.S. Moore, D. Porcelli, Hildegarde Vandenhove, T. Yankovich, Talal Al Mahaini

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Environmental Behaviour of Radium: Revised Edition
    Place of PublicationVienna, Austria
    PublisherIAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency
    StatePublished - Mar 2014

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    NameTechnical reports

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