STAR Radioecology fact and data sheets

Radioecology factsheets and associated datasheets


Factsheets have been prepared which will summarise the radioecological information for a twenty elements which are often associated with the radiation dose to humans and biota.  

Each factsheet contains:

  • Elemental information e.g. typical concentrations in soil and water
  • Why the element itself is of particular interest to radioecology 
  • Give the number of, and key sources of, radioisotopes that are of particular interest to radioecology
  • Briefly describe the behaviour of these identified radioisotopes in the environment
  • Links to websites or other documents for associated information 

Associated with each of the factsheets a number of datasheets will also be created for those radioisotopes highlighted as of particular interest to radioecology. Each datasheet will contain:

  • Commonly used parameters e.g. half-life, origin, decay mode and decay chain
  • A selection of parameters useful for human assessments, such as concentration ratios, transfer factors and EU food intervention limits
  • A selection of parameters useful for wildlife assessments, such as concentration ratios, EMCLs, dose co-efficients
  • Details of the sources of information used to produce the information
  • Reference list (containing the references used to collate the information in the datasheets)
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