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, vol.42, no.2, pp.263-270, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.radmeas.2006.12.001
  • Title of Journal : RADIATION MEASUREMENTS
  • Page Numbers: pp.263-270
  • Keywords: natural radioactivity, soil, foodstuff, fertilizer, NATURAL RADIOACTIVITY, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPLICATIONS, PHOSPHATE ORE, PB-210, PO-210, PHOSPHOGYPSUM, VEGETABLES, EGYPT, RADIONUCLIDES, FERTILIZERS

Abstract

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.