Radionuclides: Regulatory and Control Programs
There are many natural radioactive isotopes present in the environment and a number of ways in which mankind’s activities have added others. Normal, peacetime uses of radioactive materials for medical diagnostics, medical research, and other research, as well as power generation, result in ongoing releases of low-level radioactive wastes. There have also been radiological incidents that have resulted in the release of unpredictable contamination. As is the case of environmental contaminants, radionuclides can also become contaminants of food.
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