Natural radionuclides in the South Indian foods and their annual dose

  title={Natural radionuclides in the South Indian foods and their annual dose},
  author={G. Shanthia and J. Thampi Thanka Kumaranb and G. Allan Gnana Rajc and C. G Maniyand},
  • G. Shanthia, J. Thampi Thanka Kumaranb, +1 author C. G Maniyand
  • Published 2011
The study was carried out to evaluate the radioactivity concentration in the food crops grown in high-level natural radioactive area (HLNRA) in south west India. Food samples collected were analysed by means of a gamma spectroscopy and estimated annual dietary intakes of the radioisotopes 226Ra, 228Ra, 228Th and 40K. The annual intake of the food stuffs was estimated on the basis of their average annual consumption. Calculations were also made to determine the effective dose to an individual… CONTINUE READING


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