Atomic Energy

, Volume 125, Issue 5, pp 345–350 | Cite as

Features of Radiological and Biological Actions of 14C on Living Organisms and the Danger of its Accumulation in the Earth’s Biosphere

  • V. P. Rublevskii
  • V. N. Yatsenko

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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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. P. Rublevskii
    • 1
  • V. N. Yatsenko
    • 1
  1. 1.State Science Center of the Russian Federation – Burnazyan Federal Medical Biophysical Center, Federal Medical-Biological AgencyMoscowRussia

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