Abundance and genetic damage of barn swallows from Fukushima

  title={Abundance and genetic damage of barn swallows from Fukushima},
  author={Andea Bonisoli-Alquati and Koji Koyama and David J. Tedeschi and Wataru Kitamura and H. Sukuzi and Shanna Ostermiller and Eiko Arai and Anders Pape M\oller and Timothy Alexander Mousseau},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
A number of studies have assessed or modeled the distribution of the radionuclides released by the accident at the Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (FDNPP). Few studies however have investigated its consequences for the local biota. We tested whether exposure of barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) nestlings to low dose ionizing radiation increased genetic damage to their peripheral erythrocytes. We estimated external radiation exposure by using thermoluminescent dosimeters, and by measuring… CONTINUE READING
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