Low impact of exposure to environmentally relevant doses of 226Ra in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) embryonic cells.

@article{Olsvik2012LowIO,
  title={Low impact of exposure to environmentally relevant doses of 226Ra in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) embryonic cells.},
  author={P{\aa}l A Olsvik and Marc H. G. Berntssen and Ketil Hylland and Dag \Oistein Eriksen and Elisabeth Holen},
  journal={Journal of environmental radioactivity},
  year={2012},
  volume={109},
  pages={84-93}
}
The aim of this study was to investigate whether (226)Ra, a radionuclide present in produced water from oil platforms in the North Sea and other offshore drilling areas, could affect vulnerable early life stages of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua). Blastula-stage embryonic cells (EC) from fertilized eggs of Atlantic cod were isolated and exposed to environmental relevant concentrations of (226)Ra and transcription of selected genes quantified. The results showed a weak, but significant up-regulation… CONTINUE READING