Human hair radioactivity in the Chernobyl area.
International conference on actinides. Santa Fe NM USA, 1993/09/19.
Studies of recent decades have shown that the elemental composition of human hair can be considered as an indicator of both internal and external human body status.
However, there are only a few studies on human hair radioactivity.
The Chernobyl accident necessitated the study of the hair of various groups of inhabitants of the contaminated area.
Data on hair radioactivity and elemental composition allowed us to draw the following conclusions. (1) When account is taken of the simplicity of sampling and measurements of human hair activity in polluted areas can be used as a monitor for fast detection of the scale and area of pollution. (2) Measurement of hair alpha and bêta activity is useful for preliminary body burden determination while the whole body counter is inapplicable.
Mots-clés Pascal : Poil, Cheveu, Accident réacteur, Réacteur Tchernobyl-1, Pollution, Pollution air, Radioactivité, Ukraine, URSS, Echantillon, Contamination, Article synthèse, Prélèvement, Détection, Europe Est, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hair, Hair (head), Reactor accidents, Chernobylsk-1 reactor, Pollution, Air pollution, Radioactivity, Ukraine, USSR, Sample, Contamination, Review, Samplings, Detection, Eastern Europe, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0216558
Code Inist : 002B30A02A. Création : 09/06/1995.