Features of Radiological and Biological Actions of 14C on Living Organisms and the Danger of its Accumulation in the Earth’s Biosphere
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Interest in 14C is increasing in connection with its accumulation in the Earth’s biosphere. Participating in exchange processes as a biogenic analog of stable carbon it penetrates into all organs and tissues of living organisms. The danger of its accumulation in the Earth’s biosphere is determined by a particular feature of the damaging action incorporated in living organisms. These particularities and as a result the danger for mankind and individual groups of the population living in regions containing sources of 14C are briefly examined in this article.
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