J-GLOBAL ID:200904025151183362  Research Project code:9911002482 Update date:Dec. 15, 2003

Study on assessment of health and environment effects of radioactive contamination due to nuclear accidents

Study period:1995 - 2001
Organization (1):
Investigating Researcher (7):
Research overview:
Information on public exposure caused by accidents of atomic power facilities and its influence on health is exchanged to contribute to development and improvement of radiation risk management. Following items are studied simultaneously or sequentially with regard to the methodology of evaluating general health disaster of Chernobyl accident: (1) calibration of instruments and exploration of measuring method: whole-body counting instruments and phantoms and their standardization; TL and thermoluminescence dosimeter; ESR (2) measurement of natural radioactivity: dose ratio of ambient gamma rays from radon in atmosphere and uranium in environmental specimens, and depth profile of radioactive cesium in soil (3) development of remover of radioactive substances, and its practical application and assessment (4) collection of information for epidemic survey and evaluation of risk. Cooperating country: Ukraine (Radiology Center), Russia (Radiological Hygiene Research Institute, and Belarus (Institute for Radiology and Endocrinology, Gomel Branch). (k2001.10)
Keywords (9):
radioisotope ,  low level exposure ,  health hazard ,  environmental impact ,  radiation detection ,  whole-body counting ,  thermoluminescence dosimeter ,  natural radioactivity ,  bioaccumulation
Researcher representative of the project  (1):
  • SHIRAISHI Kunio (Team Leader)
Research program: International Joint Research Projects
Ministry with control over the research :
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Organization with control over the research:
National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology

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