Radioactivity in soils and various foodstuffs from the Gediz River Basin of Turkey

Bolca M. , Sac M. M. , Cokuysal B. , Karali T. , Ekdal E.

RADIATION MEASUREMENTS, cilt.42, ss.263-270, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 42 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.radmeas.2006.12.001
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.263-270


The aim of this study is to determine the enhancement in natural radioactivity level of soils due to the usage of fertilizers, particularly phosphate fertilizers in agricultural lands of Gediz River basin, Western Turkey. In addition, the activity concentrations of naturally occurring radionuclides in some vegetables collected from the same lands were investigated in order to assess any contribution to the effective internal dose after ingestion.