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Honey bees and their products as indicators of environmental radioactive pollution

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Abstract

Samples of honey, pollen and honey bees were collected in some regions of Italy after the Chernobyl accident, and subjected to gamma spectrometry in order to assess their possible use as markers of the radioactive environmental contamination. Pollen proved to be the best indicator, since it reflects exactly the air contamination and therefore it is suitable for obtaining a map of fallout. Also bees can be used for this purpose, even if their collection is more difficult, whereas honey gives only an indication. (author) 13 refs.; 4 figs.; 2 tabs.
Authors:
Tonelli, D; Gattavecchia, E; Ghini, S; [1]  Porrini, C; Celli, G; [2]  Mercuri, A M [3] 
  1. Bologna Univ. (Italy). Ist. di Scienze Chimiche
  2. Bologna Univ. (Italy). Ist. di Entomologia 'Guido Grandi'
  3. Modena Univ. (Italy). Ist. Botanico
Publication Date:
Aug 01, 1990
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
AIX-22-028489; EDB-91-047342
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry (Two Sections: Articles and Letters sharing the same numbering system); (Switzerland); Journal Volume: 141:2
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; BIOLOGICAL INDICATORS; CESIUM 137; FALLOUT; IODINE 131; RUTHENIUM 103; CHERNOBYLSK-4 REACTOR; CONTAMINATION; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; HONEY; INSECTS; ITALY; POLLEN; RADIOACTIVE AEROSOLS; REACTOR ACCIDENTS; VARIATIONS; ACCIDENTS; AEROSOLS; ALKALI METAL ISOTOPES; ANIMALS; ARTHROPODS; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; CESIUM ISOTOPES; COLLOIDS; DATA; DAYS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; DISPERSIONS; ENRICHED URANIUM REACTORS; EUROPE; EVEN-ODD NUCLEI; FOOD; GAMETES; GERM CELLS; GRAPHITE MODERATED REACTORS; INFORMATION; INTERMEDIATE MASS NUCLEI; INVERTEBRATES; IODINE ISOTOPES; ISOTOPES; LWGR TYPE REACTORS; MASS TRANSFER; NUCLEI; NUMERICAL DATA; ODD-EVEN NUCLEI; POWER REACTORS; RADIOISOTOPES; REACTORS; RUTHENIUM ISOTOPES; SOLS; THERMAL REACTORS; WATER COOLED REACTORS; WESTERN EUROPE; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; 540230* - Environment, Terrestrial- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- (1990-); 220500 - Nuclear Reactor Technology- Environmental Aspects
OSTI ID:
6109105
Country of Origin:
Hungary
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0236-5731; CODEN: JRNCD
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
Pages: 427-436
Announcement Date:
Apr 15, 1991

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Citation Formats

Tonelli, D, Gattavecchia, E, Ghini, S, Porrini, C, Celli, G, and Mercuri, A M. Honey bees and their products as indicators of environmental radioactive pollution. Hungary: N. p., 1990. Web. doi:10.1007/BF02035809.
Tonelli, D, Gattavecchia, E, Ghini, S, Porrini, C, Celli, G, & Mercuri, A M. Honey bees and their products as indicators of environmental radioactive pollution. Hungary. doi:10.1007/BF02035809.
Tonelli, D, Gattavecchia, E, Ghini, S, Porrini, C, Celli, G, and Mercuri, A M. 1990. "Honey bees and their products as indicators of environmental radioactive pollution." Hungary. doi:10.1007/BF02035809. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10.1007/BF02035809.
@misc{etde_6109105,
title = {Honey bees and their products as indicators of environmental radioactive pollution}
author = {Tonelli, D, Gattavecchia, E, Ghini, S, Porrini, C, Celli, G, and Mercuri, A M}
abstractNote = {Samples of honey, pollen and honey bees were collected in some regions of Italy after the Chernobyl accident, and subjected to gamma spectrometry in order to assess their possible use as markers of the radioactive environmental contamination. Pollen proved to be the best indicator, since it reflects exactly the air contamination and therefore it is suitable for obtaining a map of fallout. Also bees can be used for this purpose, even if their collection is more difficult, whereas honey gives only an indication. (author) 13 refs.; 4 figs.; 2 tabs.}
doi = {10.1007/BF02035809}
journal = {Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry (Two Sections: Articles and Letters sharing the same numbering system); (Switzerland)}
volume = {141:2}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Hungary}
year = {1990}
month = {Aug}
}