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Radioactivity in Terrestrial Wild Foods. - RP0310

The aim of the project is to evaluate the contribution to ingestion dose from Sellafield derived radioisotopes in wild growing foods, such as fungi, hedgerowfruits, nuts and wild game. Consumption patterns will be determined by habit survey and concentrations measured in representative samples, the final end point being dose estimates.
1. Review existing data on critical group use of wild foods (including MAFF duplicate diet survey data, if provided) and commission a further study to provide more specific information on the types and consumption rates of various wild foods. 2. Collect a set of representative samples of wild foods for assessment of radioactive content. Analyses will be carried out for gamma emitters and actinides (I-129 and C-14 measured only if required at an additional cost). 3. Assess the contribution to critical group dose of wild foods using habit surveyconcumption rate data and measured concentration of radionuclides.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1994

To: 1995

Cost: £41,400
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Westlakes Research (Trading) Ltd