Bioconcentration of fallout 137Cs by fungi and red-backed voles (Clethrionomys gapperi).

  title={Bioconcentration of fallout 137Cs by fungi and red-backed voles (Clethrionomys gapperi).},
  author={S. Mihok and B. Schwartz and A. Wiewel},
  journal={Health physics},
  volume={57 6},
  • S. Mihok, B. Schwartz, A. Wiewel
  • Published 1989
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Health physics
  • Cesium-137 and 40K concentrations were measured in vegetation and in red-backed voles (Clethrionomys gapperi) in southeastern Manitoba, Canada, following the Chernobyl accident in 1986. Voles from wet coniferous habitats contained concentrations of 137Cs twenty- to fiftyfold higher than voles from deciduous habitats. Maximum 137Cs values were observed in autumn. Voles captured in a spruce bog at this time contained an average body burden of about 11 Bq. Concentrations in vegetation samples were… CONTINUE READING
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