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Responses of wheat (Triticum aestivum) and turnip (Brassica rapa) to the combined exposure of carbaryl and ultraviolet radiation

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Mar. 5, 2015)

The increase of ultraviolet radiation reaching the Earth's surface due to the increase of ozone layer depletion have affected crop production systems, and in combination with pesticides used in agricultural activities can lead to greater risks to the environment. The impact of ultraviolet radiation and carbaryl singly and in combination on ...

Radiation dosage case study

by Vose Risk Consulting and Software  (Sep. 8, 2014)

The Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Team Dose Reconstruction Project assists the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health by reconstructing the radiation doses received by workers at various Department of Energy and Atomic Weapons Employer facilities. This work involves personal interviews with claimants, retrieval and ...

Low-dose ionising radiation effects: effects of thoron inhalation

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jul. 15, 2014)

Cellular DNA damage, tissue antioxidant levels, serum parameters, blood count and histopathological alterations were examined in tissues of mice exposed to thoron (average radiation dose0.065 μSv/hr). Alkaline cometassay results indicated that inhalation of thoron caused significant increase in the damage to DNA of lung tissue, while there was no ...

Comparison of ultraviolet light emitting diodes with traditional UV for greywater disinfection

by IWA Publishing  (Mar. 13, 2015)

The current technological status of ultraviolet light emitting diodes (UV-LEDs) has reached a point where small-scale ultraviolet (UV) water disinfection applications, that is, for greywater reuse appear increasingly promising. This study compares the germicidal and economical aspects of UV-LEDs with traditional UV. Pure cultures and ...

The lack of acute effect of low–to–moderate–dose ionising radiation on endothelial proteome

by Inderscience Publishers  (Aug. 1, 2013)

Epidemiological studies have shown that moderate and low radiation doses to the heart area may result in an increase in cardiovascular mortality. It has been suggested that cardiovascular endothelium could be one of the targets for the ionising radiation–induced heart injury. We have used human endothelial cells as an in vitro model to study ...

Measurement of activity concentration of radionuclides and the committed annual effective dose due to the consumption of typical South Indian meal

by Inderscience Publishers  (May 23, 2014)

The present study was carried out to evaluate the activity concentration of radionuclides and the annual effective dose received by the residents of south–west coast of Tamil Nadu, India, due to the consumption of typical South Indian meal. Food samples were collected and analysed by means of gamma spectrometry to measure the activity ...

Effect of three non–protein thiols on CHO cells exposed to low doses of X–radiation

by Inderscience Publishers  (Aug. 1, 2013)

The goals of this study were to determine whether cysteamine, β–mercaptohetanol and glutathione protect CHO K1 cells against chromosomal aberrations induced by low doses of X–radiation, as well as whether radiation protection is related to physical properties of those thiols. Experimental design included four different treatments: (a) control, (b) ...

Ethological studies in Swiss albino mice with special reference to the histology of the cerebellar tissue after an acute as well as a continuous low–dose tritiated water (HTO) exposure

by Inderscience Publishers  (May 23, 2014)

Health and environmental impact of tritium released from fusion reactor technology may end up as a worldwide problem in the final analysis. Pregnant Swiss albino mice were irradiated with 11.1 kBq ml−1 tritiated drinking water. The young ones born to them were maintained on tritiated water (HTO) at the same dose level and in adulthood, when tested ...

Low–dose ionising radiation: scientific controversy, moral-ethical aspects and public choice

by Inderscience Publishers  (May 22, 2013)

The ethical issues of radiation protection are dealt with on a systematic basis. It is shown that the Linear No–Threshold (LNT) model of low–dose ionising radiation damage, being widely accepted, is still ill–founded. In everyday routine, the present regulation imposes excessive cost on society, effectively leading to loss, rather than to saving, ...

Epistemology on the attribution of radiation risks and effects to low radiation dose exposure situations

by Inderscience Publishers  (Apr. 2, 2012)

The epistemology on the attribution of radiation risks and effects relates to the theories of knowledge applied for assigning harm to radiation exposure, especially with regard to methods, validity and scope. The attribution of radiation risk is associated with the concept of probability, including the plausibility of whether there is risk in ...

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