Exposure subpopulations and peculiarities of individual dose distributions among inhabitants of the Semipalatinsk region

S. Pivovarov, A. Rukhin, T. Seredavina, N. Sushkova, P. Hill, Leif E. Peterson

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Abstract

The results of integral dose estimations for inhabitants of four settlements near the former Semipalatinsk nuclear test site obtained by EPR dosimetry on tooth enamel in 2004-2005 years are discussed. It was found that the observed dose distributions have a nonstandard bimodal form with a mode at low doses in the range from 0.3-0.5 Gy, and a tail with higher doses, possibly suggesting two subpopulations. Possible reasons for such high doses are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1033-1036
Number of pages4
JournalRadiation Measurements
Volume42
Issue number6-7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2007

Keywords

  • Dose distribution
  • EPR
  • Retrospective dosimetry
  • Subpopulations
  • Tooth enamel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation

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