A case study in the Chernobyl zone Part 2: Predicting radiation induced effects in biota

Beresford, N.A.; Wright, S.M.; Barnett, C.L. ORCID:; Hingston, J.L.; Vives i Batlle, J.; Copplestone, D.; Kryshev, I.I.; Sazykina, T.G.; Pröhl, G.; Arkhipov, A.; Howard, B.J. ORCID: 2005 A case study in the Chernobyl zone Part 2: Predicting radiation induced effects in biota. Radioprotection, 40 (Supplement 1). S299-S305.

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In this paper we use the FASSET framework to estimate absorbed dose rates for biota within the Chernobyl exclusion zone. The estimated doses are compared to observed biological effects within the Chernobyl exclusion zone and effects expected from summaries of existing knowledge and the extent of contamination. Although paucity of observations under conditions of chronic irradiation makes direct comparison difficult, the biological effects observed in the Chernobyl exclusion zone over the period considered here (1988-2003) are broadly in agreement with those which may have been expected.

Item Type: Publication - Article
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Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Biogeochemistry > SE01B Sustainable Monitoring, Risk Assessment and Management of Chemicals > SE01.5 Exposure, Effects and Managing Risks of Chemicals
UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: _ Environmental Chemistry & Pollution
ISSN: 0033-8451
Additional Keywords: radioecology
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 23 Apr 2012 10:46 +0 (UTC)

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