Apr 18 – 23, 2010
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Naturally existing <sup>210</sup>Po in human and dog hair samples

Apr 19, 2010, 11:45 AM
1h 30m
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Casino Conference Centre

Reitenbergerova 4/95, Marianske Lazne, Czech Republic
Board: REG.P34
Poster Radionuclides in the Environment, Radioecology Poster Session - Radionuclides in the Environment, Radioecology

Speaker

Dr Dagmara Strumińska-Parulska (University of Gdańsk)

Description

More than 100 samples of human hair and 15 samples of dog fur were collected from Pomeranian area for polonium analysis. The 210Po concentration in analyzed hair samples ranged from 0.33±0.02 to 12.84±0.80 mBq.g-1 dw (mean value is 3.41 mBq.g-1). The highest 210Po activity values were found in hair sample collected from men had rich fish diet and smoked about 20 cigarettes per day. The lowest 210Po concentration was found in hair sample collected from a lady who did not consume fish and did not smoke cigarettes. The lowest amounts were also found in children’s hair (0.43±0.03 and 0.84±0.08 mBq.g-1 dw) who did not eat much fish and lived at homes free of cigarettes. In the case of a child living at home where exposed at cigarettes this concentration was much higher – 4.02±0.37 mBq.g-1 dw. Among dogs fur the highest 210Po concentration was found in 7 years old dachshund dog – 4.48±0.54 mBq.g-1 dw, but the lowest 210Po concentration was found in 3 years old staffordshire bull terrier bitch – 1.96±0.26 mBq.g-1 dw. The authors would like to thank to the Ministry of Sciences and Informatics for the financial support under grant DS/8460-4-0176-10.

Primary authors

Prof. Bogdan Skwarzec (University of Gdańsk) Dr Dagmara Strumińska-Parulska (University of Gdańsk)

Co-author

Dr Alicja Boryło (University of Gdańsk)

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