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European Atlas of Natural Radiation

Claudia Grossi, member of the group DRM of our institute, participated in a new pubblication of the Joint Research Centre (European Commission) with title 'European atlas of natural radiation'
European Atlas of Natural Radiation

Claudia Grossi, member of the group DRM of our institute, participated in the pubblication of the chapter 5 of the 'European atlas of natural radiation.

'Natural radionuclides, both terrestrial and cosmogenic, migrate in the environment through different pathways: air, water, rock, soil and the food chain. Radionuclides may then enter the human body through ingestion (food and drinking water) and inhalation giving, so-called, internal exposure. External exposure is due to cosmic radiation and radiation from terrestrial radionuclides present in soil, rocks and building materials.

The first-ever detailed European Atlas of Natural Radiation uses informative texts, stunning photographs and striking maps to answer and explain these and other questions. This Atlas aims to provide reference values and harmonized data for scientific community and national competent authorities. At the same time, it should help the public to become familiar with natural radioactive environment.

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