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Review of Russian language studies on radionuclide behaviour in agricultural animals: part 1. Gut absorption

Fesenko, S.; Isamov, N.; Howard, B. J.; Voigt, G; Beresford, N. A.; Sanzharova, N.. 2007 Review of Russian language studies on radionuclide behaviour in agricultural animals: part 1. Gut absorption. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 98 (1-2). 85-103. 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2007.02.011

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Abstract/Summary

An extensive programme of experiments was conducted in the former USSR on transfer of radionuclides to a wide range of different agricultural animals. Only a few of these studies were made available in the English language literature or taken into account in international reviews of gastrointestinal uptake. The paper gives extended information on Russian research on radionuclide absorption in the gut of farm animals performed in controlled field and laboratory experiments from the 1960s to the current time. The data presented in the paper, together with English language values, will be used to provide recommended values of absorption specifically for farm animals within the revision of the IAEA Handbook of Parameter Values IAEA [International Atomic Energy Agency, 1994. Handbook of Parameter Values for the Prediction of Radionuclide Transfer in Temperate Environments, IAEA technical reports series No. 364. International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna].

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2007.02.011
Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Biogeochemistry > SE01B Sustainable Monitoring, Risk Assessment and Management of Chemicals
CEH Sections: Shore
ISSN: 0265-931X
Additional Keywords: gastrointestinal absorption, cattle, sheep, goat, hens, radionuclides, Russian language literature, radioecology
NORA Subject Terms: Zoology
Ecology and Environment
Chemistry
Date made live: 06 Dec 2007 16:02
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/1315

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