Radioactivity of long-lived gamma emitters in egg

DOI: 10.48129/kjs.11911

Authors

  • Hamid ramazanian Kuwait University-Physics Dept.
  • Tareq Alrefae

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.48129/kjs.11911

Abstract

Radioactivity in egg was investigated. The targeted radionuclides were the long-lived gamma emitters 228Ra, 226Ra, and 40K. Measurements were carried out using a high purity germanium detector. The calculated annual effective dose due to egg consumption was 79 μSv yr-1, which forms 1/4 of the 290 μSv yr-1 world average ingestion exposure from natural sources. Hence, no radiological hazards exist from egg consumption due to the presence of the investigated radionuclides. 

Published

14-12-2021

Issue

Section

Physics