On uranium 234U and 238U radionuclides in calcium and magnesium supplements and the potential effective radiation dose assessment to the consumers

Aleksandra Moniakowska , Anna Dzierwanowska , Dagmara Strumińska-Parulska


In this survey the concentrations of the radioactive nuclides uranium 234U and 238U were determined in the most popular calcium and magnesium supplements for adults in Poland. It was also investigated whether the supplements contain uranium isotopes and could be a potential source in the human diet and have an influence on the value of effective radiation doses to the consumers. The analyzed calcium and magnesium pharmaceuticals contained organic or inorganic compounds, several of natural origin as mussel’s shells, fish extracts, or sedimentary rocks. As results showed, 234U and 238U concentrations in natural origin calcium and magnesium supplements were significantly higher than in other, synthetic ones. The highest 234U and 238U activity concentrations were determined in tablets from mussel’s shells. The radiochemical hazard was assessed and the highest annual radiation dose was found in 234U and 238U present in supplements produced from shells or dolomite rock
Author Aleksandra Moniakowska (FCh / DEChR / PTiOR)
Aleksandra Moniakowska,,
- Pracownia Toksykologii i Ochrony Radiologicznej
, Anna Dzierwanowska (FCh / DEChR / PTiOR)
Anna Dzierwanowska,,
- Pracownia Toksykologii i Ochrony Radiologicznej
, Dagmara Strumińska-Parulska (FCh / DEChR / PTiOR)
Dagmara Strumińska-Parulska,,
- Pracownia Toksykologii i Ochrony Radiologicznej
Journal seriesFood Additives & Contaminants Part B-Surveillance, ISSN 1939-3210, (N/A 70 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.3
Keywords in EnglishUranium 234U and 238U, calcium, magnesium, supplement drug, diet, effective radiation dose
ASJC Classification2739 Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health; 1106 Food Science; 3005 Toxicology
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)70
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ScoreMinisterial score = 70.0, 29-05-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 1; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 1.198; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 2.419 (2) - 2018=2.092 (5)
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