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Calculation of transfer parameters for the uptake of stable isotopes in food. - FS2157

The NRPB foodchain model - FARMLAND - will be used to calculate the concentrations of various elements in foods for a continuous deposition onto ground. The elements to be considered are lead, cadmium, arsenic, mercury, copper, nickel and chromium. The foods to be included are milk, beef, lamb, green vegetables, offal, cereals and root crops.
To generate transfer parameters for the uptake of elements (stable isotopes) in food following routine (continuous) atmospheric deposition. Units will be time integrals of the element in food (y) for continuous deposition at a rate of 1 g km -2 s -1. Elements to be considered (in order of priority): lead; cadmium; arsenic; mercury; copper; nickel; chromium. Foodstuffs to be considered are (in order of priority): milk; meat (beef and lamb); green vegetables; offal; cereals; root crops.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1994

To: 1994

Cost: £5,875
Contractor / Funded Organisations
National Radiological Protection Board