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Exposure assessment of natural uranium from drinking water

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Abstract

The uranium concentration in the drinking water of the residents of the Jaipur and Ajmer districts of Rajasthan has been measured for exposure assessment. The daily intake of uranium from the drinking water for the residents of the study area is found to vary from 0.4 to 123.9 μg per day. For the average uranium ingestion rate of 35.2 μg per day for a long term exposure period of 60 years, estimations have been made for the retention of uranium in different body organs and its excretion with time using ICRP's biokinetic model of uranium. Radioactive and chemical toxicity of uranium has been reported and discussed in detail in the present manuscript.

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The article was received on 18 Sep 2016, accepted on 10 Nov 2016 and first published on 10 Nov 2016


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6EM00514D
Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts, 2016,18, 1540-1549

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    Exposure assessment of natural uranium from drinking water

    R. Jakhu, R. Mehra and H. M. Mittal, Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts, 2016, 18, 1540
    DOI: 10.1039/C6EM00514D

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