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The publication bargains with a variety of results of significant nuclear injuries, reminiscent of in 1986 in Chernobyl and in 2011 in Fukushima. the general public is very attracted to studying extra concerning the events and dangers posed by way of radiation within the surroundings regarding foodstuff offer and nutrients protection. Radionuclides are present in air, water, soil or even in us not just after nuclear injuries simply because they take place additionally in nature. each day, we ingest and inhale radionuclides in our air and nutrients and the water. This publication offers a pretty good underpinning of the elemental physical-chemistry and biogeochemistry of obviously happening and anthrop radioactivity. The mechanisms of radioactive point move within the surroundings, tropospheric and stratospheric diffusion of radioactivity, environmental illness from injuries and the influence of atmospheric pollutants at the nutrients chain, soil and crops, are analyzed and the analytical tools are illustrated. The query of ordinary radioactivity focus in development fabrics is addressed too. whereas the publication includes many case stories and information for Greece, it's of basic worth. It contributes to the advance of overseas environmentally secure criteria and economically average typical rules in accordance with justified radiological, social and good value laws concepts.
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8. Investigations of the marine radioactivity. Chapter 2 Methods and Materials of Analysis The research work has been carried out in Greece, mainly in the region of Northern Greece as well as its neighboring geographical regions. The research work aforesaid has been made during the period 1989–1998. Analyses have been made in the laboratory of Applied Physics at the Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, which is under the control of the Greek Atomic Energy Committee (GAEC) as well as in the laboratory of the Environmental Radioactivity Measurements, ‘‘Demokritos’’ NRC, Athens.
Vegetable intake has increased whereas fruit intake has decreased over the past 30 years. Mean vegetable intake today in Mediterranean is 280–300 g d-1, whereas fruit intake is 250–300 g d-1 [175, 176, 237]. During the nuclear breakdowns (bomb explosions) and nuclear accidents in nuclear stations, great amount of fission products are released in the atmosphere. During the Chernobyl accident radioactive substances had reached a height of 1,000 m (3) and during the first week these cloud-shaped substances had started toward the Scandinavia and from there toward Central Europe and the Balkan countries.
It must be noted that the total values for Cs radiation in central Europe as a result of the nuclear weapon tests (1966–1967) were about 4 kBq/m2. The exposure of Greek people to natural gamma radiation of terrestrial origin had been an object of concern for investigations in the past [8, 32, 52]. 3 The Impact of the Atmospheric Pollution on the Food Chain 21 radiation is important, because of their contribution to the collective dose of the population. It is known that over 70 natural radionuclides are present in the surface soil and rocks.