Naturally occurring alpha emitting radionuclides in drinking water (Hungary) and assessment of dose contribution due to them

T. Kovács, E. Bodrogi, J. Somlai, V. Jobbágy, P. Dombovári, Cs Németh

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Abstract

The assessment and regulation of dose coming from naturally occurring radionuclides have recently been a concern. In our work, the concentrations of gross alpha, 226Ra, 238U and 210Po were examined in Hungarian drinking waters. In the investigation, 102 drinking water samples were determined (bottled mineral, well, tap and spring waters). The dose contribution was calculated using the radionuclide concentrations and the dose conversion factors from WHO in the case of 2 L/day water consumption. In some cases, the calculated (assumed) doses were considerably higher than the limits for drinking waters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)371-372
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Congress Series
Volume1276
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2005

Keywords

  • Alpha emitting radionuclides
  • Alpha spectrometry
  • Dose assessment
  • Drinking water

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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