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DETERMINATION AND DOSE CONTRIBUTION OF URANIUM ISOTOPES AND 210Po ACTIVITY CONCENTRATIONS OF NATURAL SPRING WATERS IN THE PROVINCE OF GRANADA, SPAIN.
Radiat Prot Dosimetry 2018; 181(4):350-359RP

Abstract

The activity concentrations of alpha-emitters comprising isotopes of uranium (238, 234, 235U) and polonium (210Po) were measured using alpha-particle spectrometry in natural spring waters in the province of Granada, Spain. These water are consumed by the population of the zone who live in villages. This is almost half of the population of the whole region. Mean values of activity concentrations found are 42.61 ± 2.66; 49.55 ± 3.03; 1.64 ± 0.28 and 1.74 ± 0.15 mBq L-1 for 238U, 234U, 235U and 210Po, respectively. Finally, the radiological impact of the analysed waters has been determined, in terms of the estimation of the committed annual effective dose due to the ingestion of the water. The assessment has been carried out for five age groups with the aim to cover all the population. The calculated annual effective doses are observed to be below the prescribed dose limit of 100 μSv y-1 recommended by WHO.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Radiochemistry and Environmental Radiology Laboratory, Inorganic Chemical Department, Faculty of Sciences, University of Granada, Granada, Spain.Radiochemistry and Environmental Radiology Laboratory, Inorganic Chemical Department, Faculty of Sciences, University of Granada, Granada, Spain. Department of Radiation Physics, Institute of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gula Stråket 2B, Gothenburg, Sweden.Radiochemistry and Environmental Radiology Laboratory, Inorganic Chemical Department, Faculty of Sciences, University of Granada, Granada, Spain.Department of Radiation Physics, Institute of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gula Stråket 2B, Gothenburg, Sweden. Applied Nuclear Physics Group, University of Seville, Sevilla, Spain.Water Research Institute, University of Granada, Granada, Spain.Radiochemistry and Environmental Radiology Laboratory, Inorganic Chemical Department, Faculty of Sciences, University of Granada, Granada, Spain.

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

29506292

Citation

Milena-Pérez, A, et al. "DETERMINATION and DOSE CONTRIBUTION of URANIUM ISOTOPES and 210Po ACTIVITY CONCENTRATIONS of NATURAL SPRING WATERS in the PROVINCE of GRANADA, SPAIN." Radiation Protection Dosimetry, vol. 181, no. 4, 2018, pp. 350-359.
Milena-Pérez A, Piñero-García F, Expósito-Suárez VM, et al. DETERMINATION AND DOSE CONTRIBUTION OF URANIUM ISOTOPES AND 210Po ACTIVITY CONCENTRATIONS OF NATURAL SPRING WATERS IN THE PROVINCE OF GRANADA, SPAIN. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2018;181(4):350-359.
Milena-Pérez, A., Piñero-García, F., Expósito-Suárez, V. M., Mantero, J., Benavente, J., & Ferro-García, M. A. (2018). DETERMINATION AND DOSE CONTRIBUTION OF URANIUM ISOTOPES AND 210Po ACTIVITY CONCENTRATIONS OF NATURAL SPRING WATERS IN THE PROVINCE OF GRANADA, SPAIN. Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 181(4), pp. 350-359. doi:10.1093/rpd/ncy034.
Milena-Pérez A, et al. DETERMINATION and DOSE CONTRIBUTION of URANIUM ISOTOPES and 210Po ACTIVITY CONCENTRATIONS of NATURAL SPRING WATERS in the PROVINCE of GRANADA, SPAIN. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2018 Nov 1;181(4):350-359. PubMed PMID: 29506292.
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TY - JOUR T1 - DETERMINATION AND DOSE CONTRIBUTION OF URANIUM ISOTOPES AND 210Po ACTIVITY CONCENTRATIONS OF NATURAL SPRING WATERS IN THE PROVINCE OF GRANADA, SPAIN. AU - Milena-Pérez,A, AU - Piñero-García,F, AU - Expósito-Suárez,V M, AU - Mantero,J, AU - Benavente,J, AU - Ferro-García,M A, PY - 2017/12/05/received PY - 2018/02/07/accepted PY - 2018/3/6/pubmed PY - 2018/12/12/medline PY - 2018/3/6/entrez SP - 350 EP - 359 JF - Radiation protection dosimetry JO - Radiat Prot Dosimetry VL - 181 IS - 4 N2 - The activity concentrations of alpha-emitters comprising isotopes of uranium (238, 234, 235U) and polonium (210Po) were measured using alpha-particle spectrometry in natural spring waters in the province of Granada, Spain. These water are consumed by the population of the zone who live in villages. This is almost half of the population of the whole region. Mean values of activity concentrations found are 42.61 ± 2.66; 49.55 ± 3.03; 1.64 ± 0.28 and 1.74 ± 0.15 mBq L-1 for 238U, 234U, 235U and 210Po, respectively. Finally, the radiological impact of the analysed waters has been determined, in terms of the estimation of the committed annual effective dose due to the ingestion of the water. The assessment has been carried out for five age groups with the aim to cover all the population. The calculated annual effective doses are observed to be below the prescribed dose limit of 100 μSv y-1 recommended by WHO. SN - 1742-3406 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/29506292/DETERMINATION_AND_DOSE_CONTRIBUTION_OF_URANIUM_ISOTOPES_AND_210Po_ACTIVITY_CONCENTRATIONS_OF_NATURAL_SPRING_WATERS_IN_THE_PROVINCE_OF_GRANADA,_SPAIN L2 - https://academic.oup.com/rpd/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/rpd/ncy034 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -