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The Enhanced Radiocaesium Levels of People in Northern Sweden; Charge Corporelle de Radiocesium Relativement Elevie chez les Habitants de la Suede Septentrionale; 041f 041e 0414 0 ; Cargas de Radiocesio Anormalmente Elevadas en los Habitantes del Norte de Suecia

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Abstract

After the discovery of the high caesium-137 body activity of Swedish Lapps early in 1961 measurements were performed on large groups of Lapps and other Swedes on a similar diet. In September, 1961 162 persons from an area close to the arctic circle were measured in a semi-portable whole-body counter. In the Lapp group caesium-137 levels ranging from 15 to 690 nc were found. At the same place a group of 157 persons were counted in April, 1962. At that time the caesium-137 range was 30 to 740 nc. During a five weeks expedition to seven different centres in northern Sweden in April, 1963 a total number of 458 persons were studied by means of the same counter set up in a bus. The caesium-137 range for Lapps in the above mentioned area was then 50 to 900 nc. The average caesium-137 body activity of all the adult male reindeer breeders (78 persons) measured in April, 1963 was 461 nc. The maximum body activity found was 1340 nc caesium-137. Details are presented on the variation of caesium-137 in human beings with age, sex, occupation and diet as well as on the seasonal and geographical variations found. An increase in the  More>>
Authors:
Liden, K.; Naversten, Y. [1] 
  1. Radiation Physics Department, University of Lund (Sweden)
Publication Date:
Nov 15, 1964
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
IAEA-SM-52/48
Resource Relation:
Conference: Symposium on the Assessment of Radioactive Body Burdens, Heidelberg (Germany), 11-16 May 1964; Other Information: 12 refs., 8 tabs., 1 fig.; Related Information: In: Assessment of Radioactivity in Man. Vol. II. Proceedings of the Symposium on the Assessment of Radioactive Body Burdens| 671 p.
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; 63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGANISMS AND BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS; ADULTS; BODY BURDEN; CESIUM; DEER; DIET; DOSE COMMITMENTS; GEOGRAPHICAL VARIATIONS; POTASSIUM; POTASSIUM 40; RADIATION DOSES; RADIONUCLIDE KINETICS; SWEDEN; WHOLE-BODY COUNTERS
OSTI ID:
22200049
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria); International Labour Organisation, Geneva (Switzerland); World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISSN 0074-1884; TRN: XA13M3255020872
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 167-182
Announcement Date:
Feb 27, 2014

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Liden, K., and Naversten, Y. The Enhanced Radiocaesium Levels of People in Northern Sweden; Charge Corporelle de Radiocesium Relativement Elevie chez les Habitants de la Suede Septentrionale; 041f 041e 0414 0 ; Cargas de Radiocesio Anormalmente Elevadas en los Habitantes del Norte de Suecia. IAEA: N. p., 1964. Web.
Liden, K., & Naversten, Y. The Enhanced Radiocaesium Levels of People in Northern Sweden; Charge Corporelle de Radiocesium Relativement Elevie chez les Habitants de la Suede Septentrionale; 041f 041e 0414 0 ; Cargas de Radiocesio Anormalmente Elevadas en los Habitantes del Norte de Suecia. IAEA.
Liden, K., and Naversten, Y. 1964. "The Enhanced Radiocaesium Levels of People in Northern Sweden; Charge Corporelle de Radiocesium Relativement Elevie chez les Habitants de la Suede Septentrionale; 041f 041e 0414 0 ; Cargas de Radiocesio Anormalmente Elevadas en los Habitantes del Norte de Suecia." IAEA.
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title = {The Enhanced Radiocaesium Levels of People in Northern Sweden; Charge Corporelle de Radiocesium Relativement Elevie chez les Habitants de la Suede Septentrionale; 041f 041e 0414 0 ; Cargas de Radiocesio Anormalmente Elevadas en los Habitantes del Norte de Suecia}
author = {Liden, K., and Naversten, Y.}
abstractNote = {After the discovery of the high caesium-137 body activity of Swedish Lapps early in 1961 measurements were performed on large groups of Lapps and other Swedes on a similar diet. In September, 1961 162 persons from an area close to the arctic circle were measured in a semi-portable whole-body counter. In the Lapp group caesium-137 levels ranging from 15 to 690 nc were found. At the same place a group of 157 persons were counted in April, 1962. At that time the caesium-137 range was 30 to 740 nc. During a five weeks expedition to seven different centres in northern Sweden in April, 1963 a total number of 458 persons were studied by means of the same counter set up in a bus. The caesium-137 range for Lapps in the above mentioned area was then 50 to 900 nc. The average caesium-137 body activity of all the adult male reindeer breeders (78 persons) measured in April, 1963 was 461 nc. The maximum body activity found was 1340 nc caesium-137. Details are presented on the variation of caesium-137 in human beings with age, sex, occupation and diet as well as on the seasonal and geographical variations found. An increase in the average caesium-137 body activity has been observed from 1961 to 1963. For comparison, non-Lapps have also been counted. Almost all of them also show a substantially enhanced caesium-137 level if compared with persons in southern Sweden. The radiation dose from caesium-137 is in many cases two to three times as large as the potassium-40 dose, the observed maximum giving a dose eight times that of the potassium dose. (author) [French] Lorsqu'on eut decouvert au debut de 1961 que la charge corporelle de cesium 137 etait elevee chez les Lapons de Suede, on a fait des dosages sur des groupes importants de Lapons et d'autres habitants de la Suede qui suivent un regime alimentaire analogue. En septembre 1961, on a effectue des dosages sur 162 personnes d'une region situee a proximite du cercle arctique au moyen d'un anthropogammametre semi- portatif. Chez les Lapons, on a releve des charges corporelles de cesium 137 allant de 15 a 690 nc. En avril 1962, on a fait des dosages sur un autre groupe de 157 personnes de la meme region. Les charges de cesium 137 allaient alors de 30 a 740 nc. En avril 1963, une expedition qui, en cinq semaines, s'est rendue dans sept centres de la Suede septentrionale a fait des dosages sur un total de 458 personnes au moyen du meme appareil monte sur un autobus. Cette fois-la, les charges de cesium 137 chez les Lapons de cette region allaient de 50 a 900 nc. La charge corporelle moyenne'de cesium 137 pour tous les eleveurs de rennes - soit un groupe de 78 personnes - mesuree en avril 1963 s'elevait a 461 nc. La charge corporelle maximum etait de 1340 nc. Le memoire presente des details sur les variations des charges de radiocesium chez l'homme selon l'age, le sexe, l'occupation et le regime alimentaire, ainsi que sur les fluctuations saisonnieres et geographiques qui ont ete relevees. On a observe un accroissement de la charge corporelle moyenne de cesium 137 de 1961 a 1963. Aux fins de comparaison, on a egalement fait des dosages sur des habitants des memes regions autres que lapons. Chez presque tous, la charge de cesium 137 etait sensiblement superieure a celle quia ete trouvee chez les habitants de la Suede meridionale. La dose de rayonnement due au radiocesium est, dans bien des cas.de deux a trois fois la dose qui provient du potassium 40, le maximum observe etant de huit fois cette dose. (author) [Spanish] Despues de descubrirse a principios de 1961 ia elevada carga corporal de cesio-137 que tenfan los lapones suecos, se han efectuado mediciones en grandes grupos de lapones y otros habitantes de Suecia que siguen un regimen 'alimenticio' analogo. En septiembre de 1961 se examinaron 162 personas.de una zona proxima al Circulo polar artico con un'antropogammametro semiportatil. En los lapones se registraron cargas de cesio-137 comprendidas entre 15 y 690 nc. En la misma region, se sometio a recuento en abril de 1962 a un grupo de 157 personas. Eri esta ocasion la carga de cesio-137 oscilo entre 30 y 740 nc. En el curso de una expedicion que en cinco semanas visito a siete centros de Suecia septentrional en abril de 1963, se examinaron en total 458 personas con el-mismo contador montado en un omnibus. Esta vez, la carga de cesio-137 de los lapones de la zona antes mencionada estuvo comprendida entre 50 y 900 nc. La carga media de cesio-137 en todos los criadores de renos (78 hombres adultos), medida en abril de 1963, fue de 461 nc. La carga corporal maxima observada fue de 1340 nc de cesio-137. Se facilitan detalles sobre la variacion de la carga de cesio-137 en funcion de la edad, el sexo, el tipo de ocupacion y el regimen alimenticio, asi como sobre las, variaciones estacionales y geograficas observadas. De 1961 a 1963 se ha advertido un aumento de la carga corporal media de cesio-137. Con fines comparativos, se sometio tambien a recuento a individuos noilapones. En casi todos ellos se observo una carga, de cesio-137, muy elevada en comparacion con la de los habitantes del sur de Suecia. La dosis de irradiacion debida al cesio-137 suele ser dos o tres vepes mayor que la debida al potasio-40, siendo el maximo observado 8 veces mayor. (author) [Russian] Posle obnaruzhenija vysokogo soderzhanija cezija-13? v organizme u shvedskih loparej v nachale 1961 goda bylo provedeno obsledovanie bol'shih grupp loparej i drugih zhitelej Shvecii, poluchajushhih takuju zhe dietu. V sentjabre 1961 goda obsledovali 162 cheloveka iz rajona, primykajushhego v Arkticheskomu krugu; izmerenija proizvodilis' s pomoshh'ju poluperenosnogo schetchika dlja izmerenija radioaktivnosti vsego organizma. V gruppe loparej soderzhanie cezija-137 nahodilos' v predelah ot 15 do 690 mmkkjuri. V jetom zhe rajone v aprele 1962 goda byla obsledovana gruppa iz 157 chelovek. V jeto vremja uroven' cezija-137 sostavljal 30-740 mmkkjuri. Vo vremja 5-nedel'noj jekspedicii v 7 razlichnyh centrah severnoj Shvecii v aprele 1963 goda bylo, obsledovano 458 chelovek s pomoshh'ju toj zhe schetnoj ustanovki, razmeshennoj v avtobuse. Uroven' cezija-137 u loparej v ukazannom rajone v jeto vremja sostavljal 50-900 mmkkjuri. Srednee soderzhanie cezija-137 u vzroslyh muzhchin-olenevodov v aprele 1963 goda sostavljalo 461 mmkkjuri (gruppa iz 78 chelovek). Maksimal'noe soderzhanie cezija-137 sostavljalo 1340 mmkkjuri. Predstavleny podrobnye dannye otnositel'no kolebanij'soderzhanija radioaktivnogo cezija-u ljudej v zavisimosti ot vozrasta, pola, professii i diety, a takzhe ot sezonnyh i geograficheskih pokazatelej. Nabljudalos' povyshenie srednego soderzhanija cezija-137 v organizme v techenie 1961-1963 godov. Dlja sravnenija byli provedeny izmerenija u shvedov, zhivushhih v teh zhe okrugah, chto i lopari. Pochti u vseh bylo obnaruzheno znachitel'noe povyshenie soderzhanija cezija-137 v organizme po sravneniju s zhiteljami Juzhnoj Shvecii. Vnutrennjaja doza, sozdavaemaja radioaktivnym ceziem, obychno v 2-3 raza bol'she dozy Kalija-40 pri maksimume, v 8 raz prevyshajushhem dozu kalija. (author)}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1964}
month = {Nov}
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