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Transfer to animals

Howard, B.J.; Beresford, N.A.; Barnett, C.L.; Fesenko, S.. 2009 Transfer to animals. In: Quantification of Radionuclide Transfer in Terrestrial and Freshwater Environments for Radiological Assessments. IAEA, 267-307. (IAEA TECDOC Series, 1616).

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Abstract/Summary

Data have been compiled to derive animal product transfer coefficients for radionuclides to update the values given in Technical Reports Series No. 364. Significant new data inputs have been incorporated from an extensive review of Russian language information and inclusion of data published since the early 1990s. The resultant database has been used to provide reference transfer coefficient values for a range of radionuclides to (i) cow, sheep and goat milk, (ii) meat (muscle) of cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and poultry and (iii) eggs. The approaches and procedures used to identify and collate data, and assumptions used are given. For most animal products, transfer coefficient values for elements additional to those in Technical Reports Series No. 364 are provided, although some elements were considered in the earlier evaluation which were not included in this review. Differences between the Technical Reports Series No. 364 ‘expected’ values and the reference values from this document, which will be incorporated into the revised transfer parameter handbook, are discussed. An alternative approach to quantifying transfer by using concentration ratios is evaluated and CR values which could be applied across animal species have been provided for milk and meat. Information on fractional gastrointestinal absorption in adult ruminants has been compiled and reference values presented. Despite these improvements many data gaps remain.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Programmes: CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 onwards > Biogeochemistry > BGC Topic 2 - Biogeochemistry and Climate System Processes > BGC - 2.1 - Quantify & model processes that control the emission, fate and bioavailability of pollutants
CEH Sections: Shore
ISBN: 9789201045096
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: The full text of this report can be accessed from the IAEA Website: http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/te_1616_web.pdf
Additional Keywords: radioecology
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 25 Nov 2009 14:19
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/8408

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