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  1. Overview of tritium : characteristics, sources, and problems.

    Article - En anglais

    Tritium has certain characteristics that present unique challenges for dosimetry and health-risk assessment.

    For example, in the gas form, tritium can diffuse through almost any container, including those made of steel, aluminum, and plastics.

    In the oxide form, tritium can generally not be detected by commonly used survey instruments.

    In the environment, tritium can be taken up by all hydrogen-containing molecules, distributing widely on a global scale.

    Tritium can be incorporated into humans through respiration, ingestion, and diffusion through skin.

    Its harmful effects are observed only when it is incorporated into the body.

    Several sources contribute to the inventory of tritium in our environment.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Dosimétrie, Environnement, Tritium, Analyse risque, Article synthèse, Radiocontamination, Radioprotection, Homme, Réacteur, Fusion, Qualité, Epidémiologie, Effet biologique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Dosimetry, Environment, Tritium, Risk analysis, Review, Radioactive contamination, Radioprotection, Human, Reactor, Melting, Quality, Epidemiology, Biological effect

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0098756

    Code Inist : 002A08F05. Création : 199406.