Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 242, Issue 1, pp 199–202 | Cite as

Estimation of dietary iodine and bromine intakes of Ukrainians

  • K. Shiraishi
  • Y. Muramatsu
  • I. P. Los
  • V. N. Korzun
  • N. Y. Tsigankov
  • P. V. Zamostyan
Letter to the Editor

Abstract

Total diet samples for Ukrainians and Japanese were collected by duplicate portion studies in relation to the Chernobyl accident. Stable iodine and bromine in the diet samples were determined by using ICP-MS after chemical separation. Daily intakes of iodine for Ukrainians and Japanese were found to be 110±104 and 1770±1610 μg per person per day, respectively. Daily intakes of Br were as follows: Ukrainians 3.47±2.12 mg; Japanese 11.4±2.4 mg. Daily iodine intake in Ukrainians was lower than the recommended dietary allowance (150 μg) and showed the relationship of high prevalence of goiter in this area.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Shiraishi
    • 1
  • Y. Muramatsu
    • 2
  • I. P. Los
    • 3
  • V. N. Korzun
    • 3
  • N. Y. Tsigankov
    • 3
  • P. V. Zamostyan
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Human Radiation EnvironmentNational Institute of Radiological SciencesChibaJapan
  2. 2.Environmental and Toxicological Sciences ResearchNational Institute of Radiological SciencesChibaJapan
  3. 3.Research Center for Radiation Medicine of Academy of Medical Science of UkraineKievUkraine

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