Measurement of uranium in urine, hair and nails in Subjects of Niska Banja town, a high natural background radiation area of Serbia

Zunic, Zora S. and Benedik, Evgen and Kritsananuwat, Rawiwan and Veselinovic, Nenad and Tokonami, Shinji and Arac, H and Stojanovska, Zdenka and Sahoo, Sarata Kumar (2019) Measurement of uranium in urine, hair and nails in Subjects of Niska Banja town, a high natural background radiation area of Serbia. Radiation Protection Dosimetry. pp. 1-5. ISSN 0144-8420

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Abstract

Urine, hair and nail samples were collected from a population of both sex aged from 40 to 87 years in Niška Banja (227 km south of Belgrade, Serbia) with a high level of natural radioactivity (HLNRA). To assess and monitor the public exposure, urine samples for each subject (24 h period) were collected and concentration of uranium (U) was analysed using alphaparticle spectrometry. Human hair and nails considered as bio-indicators of the public exposure to radionuclides over a long period of months or even years and concentration of U was determined using inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry. The mean concentrations of U in urine, hair and nail were 123 ng/L, 17 ng/g and 8 ng/g, respectively. There was a large variation and may be due to geological origin.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Natural sciences > Physical sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Zdenka Stojanovska
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2019 10:07
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2019 10:07
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/22170

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