Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 250, Issue 2, pp 319–322 | Cite as

Determination and Distribution of 210Po in Tobacco Plants from Poland

  • B. Skwarzec
  • D I. Strumińska
  • J. Ulatowski
  • M. Golebiowski
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Abstract

The aim of this study was the determination one of the most radiotoxic elements, 210Po in different parts of tobacco plant from Poland. Investigation revealed that polonium is non-uniformly distributed within tobacco plant. Tobacco leaves constituting about 50% of the wet mass, contain 87.1% of the total burden of 210Po. Among the analyzed leaves about 66% of polonium is located in the oldest, over-ground part. The data obtained here indicate that 210Po is generally taken up by tobacco from the dry or wet deposition of the radioactive fall-out onto the plant. Moreover, 210Po concentration in tobacco leaves from Poland are higher than that in the other countries.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Skwarzec
    • 1
  • D I. Strumińska
    • 1
  • J. Ulatowski
    • 1
  • M. Golebiowski
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Chemistry, Chair of Analytical ChemistryUniversity of GdańskSobieskiego 18/19Poland
  2. 2.Faculty of Chemistry, Chair of Environmental AnalysisUniversity of GdańskSobieskiego 18/19Poland

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