Radionuclide concentration in cabbage samples due to gamma radiation in Samsun, Turkey
1 Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Ula Ali Koçman MYO, Department of Electricity and Energy, Muğla, Turkey
2 Ondokuzmayıs University, Faculty of Sciences and Art, Department of Physics, Samsun, Turkey
Published online: 15 November 2016
Establishing of radioactivity planes in foodstuff has emphasis because it allows the evaluation of population exposure to radiation by take nourishment. In this paper, the activity concentrations of 226Ra, 232Th, 40K and 137Cs were determined in cabbage samples collected from Samsun city of Turkey using a gamma ray spectrometry method with a HPGe detector. The mean concentration value of 226Ra, 232Th, 40K and 137Cs in cabbage samples were 1.11±0.03 Bqkg-1, 1.44±0.04 Bqkg-1, 743.75±21.21 Bqkg-1 and 0.18±0.003 Bqkg-1, respectively. The calculated total annual effective dose received from 226Ra, 232Th, 40K and 137Cs due to cabbage samples by population of Samsun province was quite lower than the World average value as suggested by UNSCEAR.
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