Frequently Asked Questions on topics related to Radioecology
|Topic||Organisation FAQs||Examples of questions asked by the organisation:|
|Radiological protection of the environment||Q: PDFs for CR values in ERICA Tool?|
Q: Doses to worms on soil surface?
Q: Assessments for organisms living in air?
Q: Does high energy beta become low energy beta?
Q: Can marine CR values be applied to freshwater ecosystems?
Q: Calculating Environmental Media Concentration Limits?
|Japanese nuclear concerns and food safety||Q: Which radionuclides could present problems for food production?|
Q: What are main ways that radionuclides can enter into the food chain?
Q: Do weather conditions play a role in the radioactive contamination of soils and crops?
Q: In what ways can radionuclides contaminate farm animals and animal products after a nuclear accident?
Q: What can be done to mitigate the effects of radioactive contamination on livestock and contamination of animal products in the early period after the nuclear accident?
|Japanese nuclear concerns and food safety||Q: What general advice can be given to food consumers and producers in the event of a nuclear emergency?|
Q: What actions are being taken to monitor the safety of food from Japan?
Q: Can food produced in other countries be affected by the events in Japan?
Q: What are the potential health effects of consuming contaminated food?
Q: Is all food production in Japan affected by the nuclear emergency?
Q: How do food products become radioactive?
|Fact Sheets & Brochures||Topics addressed include:|
|Depleted uranium||Q: What is uranium?|
Q: What is depleted uranium?
Q: Why is there current concern over DU
Q: When is DU harmful?
Q: Are people naturally exposed to uranium?
Q: How can people be tested for exposure to DU?
All FAQs links are all checked to Feb 2017