Contribution of internal exposures to the radiological consequences of the Chernobyl accident.

@article{Balonov2007ContributionOI,
  title={Contribution of internal exposures to the radiological consequences of the Chernobyl accident.},
  author={Mikhail I Balonov and Lynn R. Anspaugh and Andr{\'e} C. Bouville and Ilya A. Likhtarev},
  journal={Radiation protection dosimetry},
  year={2007},
  volume={127 1-4},
  pages={491-6}
}
The main pathways leading to exposure of members of the general public due to the Chernobyl accident were external exposure from radionuclides deposited on the ground and ingestion of contaminated terrestrial food products. The collective dose to the thyroid was nearly 1.5 million man Gy in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine with nearly half received by children and adolescents. The collective effective dose received in 1986-2005 by approximately five million residents living in the affected areas of… CONTINUE READING

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