Cairo University

MTPR Journal

 

EVALUATION OF RADIOACTIVITY CONCENTRATION IN TILAPIA NILOTICA AND RADIATION DOSE TO EGYPTIAN POPULATION

& doi: https://doi.org/10.1142/9789814504898_0047
HANNAN H. AMER and ENAS H. EL-KHAWAS
Department of Biophysics, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt

Department of Basic Science, Higher Technological Institute, 10th of Ramadan, Egypt


Vol./Issue: 13 , id: 389

One of the three goals of the United Nations for sustainable food security is to ensure that all people have access to sufficient, nutritionally adequate, and safe food. The study was carried out to evaluate the Uranium (238U) and thorium (232Th) concentration in the Bolti (Tilapia nilotica) fish collected from Nasser Lake by using two different types of detectors CR-39 SSNTDs and gamma spectroscopy. The annual intake of Bolti fish was estimated on the basis of their average annual consumption. Calculations were also made to determine the effective dose to an individual consuming such diet.