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Title: Health risk assessment of natural and artificial radionuclides in medicinal plants
Authors: Živković, Milena
Zlatić, Nenad
Krstic, Dragana
Stanković, Milan
Issue Date: 2021
Abstract: In the present work, we determined activity concentrations of ten Medicinal herbs using gamma spectrometry. The radioactivity concentration of 226 Ra, 232 Th, 40 K and 137 Cs were 2.82, 0.63, 984.32, 0.28 Bq/kg, respectively. These doses are not hazardous to the general public's health. The mean values of radium equivalent activity (Raeq), absorbed dose rates (D), annual effective dose (De) and external hazard index (Hex) are 79.51 Bq/kg, 42.73 nGy-1 , 52.40 µSv and 0.21, respectively. Medicinal plants used to make tea do not contain a concentration of tested radionuclides that would cause negative consequences to one's health.
Type: article
DOI: 10.5937/KgJSci2143015Q
ISSN: 1450-9636
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Science, Kragujevac

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