Foliar contamination of Phaseolus vulgaris with aerosols of 137Cs, 85Sr, 133Ba and 123mTe: influence of plant development stage upon contamination and rain.

@article{MadozEscande2004FoliarCO,
  title={Foliar contamination of Phaseolus vulgaris with aerosols of 137Cs, 85Sr, 133Ba and 123mTe: influence of plant development stage upon contamination and rain.},
  author={Chantal Madoz-Escande and Pascale Henner and T Bonhomme},
  journal={Journal of environmental radioactivity},
  year={2004},
  volume={73 1},
  pages={49-71}
}
As part of a requirement to improve the assessment of the impact of radioactive fallout on consumed agricultural products, bean plants at four development stages (seedlings, preflowering, late flowering and mature plants) were contaminated by dry deposition of (137)Cs, (85)Sr, (133)Ba and (123m)Te aerosols. The influence of two rain scenarios and of the development stage upon contamination on interception, retention, and translocation to pods was studied. Interception of the four radionuclides… CONTINUE READING