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AuthorAl-Qaradawi, Ilham
AuthorAbdel-Moati, Mohamed
AuthorAl-Yafei, Mohsin Al-Ansi
AuthorAl-Ansari, Ebrahim
AuthorAl-Maslamani, Ibrahim
AuthorHolm, Elis
AuthorAl-Shaikh, Ismail
AuthorMauring, Alexander
AuthorPinto, Primal V.
AuthorAbdulmalik, Dana
AuthorAmir, Amina
AuthorMiller, Mark
AuthorYigiterhan, Oguz
AuthorPersson, Bertil
Available date2017-05-22T06:28:08Z
Publication Date2015-01-15
Publication NameMarine Pollution Bulletin
CitationIlham Al-Qaradawi, Mohamed Abdel-Moati, Mohsin Al-Ansi Al-Yafei, Ebrahim Al-Ansari, Ibrahim Al-Maslamani, Elis Holm, Ismail Al-Shaikh, Alexander Mauring, Primal V. Pinto, Dana Abdulmalik, Amina Amir, Mark Miller, Oguz Yigiterhan, Bertil Persson, Radioactivity levels in the marine environment along the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of Qatar, Marine Pollution Bulletin, Volume 90, Issues 1–2, 15 January 2015, Pages 323-329
AbstractA study on 137Cs, 40K, 226Ra, 228Ra, and 238U was carried out along the EEZ of Qatar. Results serve as the first ever baseline data. The level of 137Cs (mean value 1.6 ± 0.4 Bq m 3) in water filters was found to be in the same order of magnitude as reported by others in worldwide marine radioactivity studies. Results are also in agreement with values reported from other Gulf regions. The computed values of sediment–water distribution coefficients Kd, are lower than the values given by IAEA. Measurements were carried out for bottom sediments, biota samples like fish, oyster, sponge, seashell, mangrove, crab, shrimp, starfish, dugong and algae. The ‘concentration factors’ reported for biota samples are below the levels published by IAEA and cause no significant impact on human health for seafood consumers in Qatar.
SponsorQatar National Research Fund (QNRF) for funding this project as part of the National Priorities Research Program (NPRP) project number: NPRP 09-889-1-134.
Marine environment
Food-web representatives
EEZ of Qatar
TitleRadioactivity levels in the marine environment along the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of Qatar
Issue Number1-2
Volume Number90

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