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Gamma-radiation levels outdoors in Great Britain based on K, Th and U geochemical data

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Gamma-rays from naturally occurring radionuclides are a major component of background radiation. They are an important tool for geology and are also important for radiation protection. In this paper we use over a quarter of a million geochemical measurements of concentrations of potassium, thorium and uranium in soils and in stream sediments to estimate outdoor gamma-ray dose rates across Great Britain. The soil concentrations are generally at a depth of 5–20 cm with some at 35–50 cm. Soil me...

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10.1016/j.jenvrad.2022.106948

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0000-0002-4115-1396
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University of Oxford
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MSD
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Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Cancer Epidemiology Unit
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Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Environmental Radioactivity Journal website
Volume:
251-252
Article number:
106948
Publication date:
2022-06-25
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2022-06-14
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0265-931X
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English
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1266462
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pubs:1266462
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2022-07-03

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