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Title: A method for assessing exposure of terrestrial wildlife to environmental radon (Rn-222) and thoron (Rn-220)
Authors: Vives, i Batlle Jordi
Ulanovsky, Alexander V
Copplestone, David
Contact Email: david.copplestone@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: radon
thoron
non-human biota
dose coefficients
International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP)
Issue Date: 15-Dec-2017
Citation: Vives i Batlle J, Ulanovsky AV & Copplestone D (2017) A method for assessing exposure of terrestrial wildlife to environmental radon (Rn-222) and thoron (Rn-220), Science of the Total Environment, 605-606, pp. 569-577.
Abstract: A method is presented to calculate radiation dose rates arising from radon, thoron and their progeny to non-human biota in the terrestrial environment. The method improves on existing methodologies for the assessment of radon to biota by using a generalised allometric approach to model respiration, calculating dose coefficients for the ICRP reference animals and plants, and extending the approach to cover thoron in addition to radon-derived isotopes. The method is applicable to a range of environmental situations involving these radionuclides in wildlife, with an envisaged application being to study the impact of human activities, which bring NORM radionuclides to the biosphere. Consequently, there is a need to determine whether there is an impact on non-human biota from exposure to anthropogenically enhanced radionuclides.
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.06.154
Rights: This item has been embargoed for a period. During the embargo please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study. Accepted refereed manuscript of: Vives i Batlle J, Ulanovsky AV & Copplestone D (2017) A method for assessing exposure of terrestrial wildlife to environmental radon (Rn-222) and thoron (Rn-220), Science of the Total Environment, 605-606, pp. 569-577. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.06.154 © 2017, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

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