Nuclear Science and Techniques

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Nuclear Science and Techniques ›› 2010, Vol. 21 ›› Issue (2): 76-79 doi: 10.13538/j.1001-8042/nst.21.76-79

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Annual dose rate for Qena governorate population due to consume the animal products

S. Harb* K. Sahalel Din A. Abbady Nagwa Saad   

  1. Physics Department, Faculty of Science, South Valley University, Qena, 83523, Egypt
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S. Harb, K. Sahalel Din, A. Abbady, Nagwa Saad. Annual dose rate for Qena governorate population due to consume the animal products.Nuclear Science and Techniques, 2010, 21(2): 76-79     doi: 10.13538/j.1001-8042/nst.21.76-79

Abstract:

In this work, the natural radionuclide concentrations of the 226Ra, 228Ra, 232Th and 40K were estimated from samples of cattle and poultry fodder, South Valley University farms and Qena Governorate farm, Qena, Upper Egypt. The radionuclide concentrations and annual consumption rate of twenty-nine animal fodders were analyzed using low-level γ-spectrometer, including a mixture fodder, silage, hay, rice straw, and poultry fodder. The irradiation risk of human health was assessed due to indirect ingestion of the beef, milk, poultry and egg, the annual effective dose of the radionuclides for the local consumer was 2.7, 14, 0.1, and 0.14 μSv·y–1, respectively.

Key words: Radioactivity, Natural radionuclides, γ-spectrometer, Animal and poultry feed, Annual effective dose