Environmental Radioactivity In Soil Samples From Agricultural Lands

  • M. Eral
  • S. Aytas
  • S. Akyil
  • M. A. A. Aslani
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Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAIV, volume 33)


The radiation to which the human population is exposed comes from very diverse sources. Some of this sources are natural features of the environment. Significant natural radionuclides in soil, air, water, plant and living organism include isotopes of the 238U and 232Th decay chains and 40K. The concentration of radionuclides in soil which is directly relevant to the outdoor exposure, is largely determined by the activity concentration in the source rock.


Source Rock International Atomic Energy Agency Chernobyl Accident 137Cs Concentration Natural Radionuclide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Eral
    • 1
  • S. Aytas
    • 1
  • S. Akyil
    • 1
  • M. A. A. Aslani
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Nuclear SciencesEge UniversityBornova-IzmirTurkey

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