Challenges in Radioecotoxicology

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Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series book series (NAPSC)

Radioecotoxicology refers to responses, usually negative and detrimental responses, in living organisms exposed to radionuclides in ecosystems contaminated with artificially produced radionuclides or enriched with naturally occurring radionuclides. The key focus is put on the link between radionuclide exposures and the subsequent biological effects in flora and fauna. Radioecotoxicology is therefore an essential ingredient in impact and risk assessments associated with radioactive contaminated ecosystems.


Linear Energy Transfer Relative Biological Effectiveness Radioactive Contamination Global Fallout Biological Uptake 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Isotope Laboratory, Department of Plant and Environmental SciencesNorwegian University of Life SciencesNorway

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