Radioactive Contamination

Radioactive, or radiological, contamination is the unintended or undesirable presence of those elements on surfaces, including food items.
Books and Materials on Radioactive Contamination in the NAL Catalog (AGRICOLA)

National Agricultural Library (United States Department of Agriculture).

Searchable database for resources available to persons interested in information on radioactive contamination in food.

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Research Projects - Radioactive Contamination

Food Safety Research Information Office (National Agricultural Library [United States Department of Agriculture]).

Review current research projects from the Food Safety Research Information Office (FSRIO) database dealing with the radioactive contamination of food.

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ARS Publications - Radioactive Contamination

Agricultural Research Service (United States Department of Agriculture).

Search for publications published and maintained by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), part of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), that deal with radioactive contamination.

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PubMED Journal Citations on Radioactive Contamination

National Library of Medicine (National Institute of Health [United States Department of Health and Human Services]).

Searchable database for journal citations available to persons interested in information on Radioactive Contamination.

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Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (United Kingdom).

Reports the radionuclide concentrations in food and the environment found in the United Kingdom and assesses the public's exposure to the radiation during a specific time period.

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (Food and Drug Administration [United States Department of Health and Human Services]).

Guidance levels for radionuclides in domestic and imported foods.

Environmental Protection Agency (United States).

Monitors the nation's air and regularly monitors drinking water, milk and precipitation for environmental radiation. The sampling data for air filter and air cartridge, precipitation, milk, drinking water is reported in an interactive format.

Food Standards Agency (United Kingdom).

An online resource that outlines the issues with radioactive contamination of food, both natural and man-made.

Food and Agriculture Organization (United Nations); World Health Organization (United Nations).

Provides basic background information on nuclear accidents and the affects radioactive contamination has in food. Topics covered include radionuclides in food, health effects, international standards and guidance and analytical methods and laboratories.

Food and Agriculture Organization (United Nations); World Health Organization (United Nations); Codex Alimentarius

Explains the main principles, recommended by the Codex Alimentarius, in dealing with contaminants and toxins in food and feed. More specifically, it lists, on page 34, the maximum levels and associated sampling plans of radionuclides in food and feed and its impact on public health.