Bolete mushroom Boletus bainiugan from Yunnan as a reflection of the geographical distribution of 210Po, 210Pb and uranium (234U, 235U, 238U) radionuclides, their intake rates and effective exposure doses

Dagmara Strumińska-Parulska , Grzegorz Olszewski , Aleksandra Moniakowska , Ji Zhang , Jerzy Falandysz


This pioneering study aimed to determine the activity concentrations of 210Po, 210Pb and uranium (234U, 235U, 238U) radionuclides in fruit bodies of wild bolete Boletus bainiugan Dentinger and to estimate its edible safety, which may give scientific evidence for the consumption of this species. The analyses were performed using alpha spectrometer after digestion, exchange resins separation and deposition. Measurement data were analysed and interpolation maps reflecting 210Po, 210Pb and uranium (234U, 235U, 238U) geographical distribution in Yunnan province (China) were presented. In addition, from the perspective of food safety, the possible related effective radiation dose to mushrooms consumers were estimated. The results indicated that 210Po, 210Pb and uranium (234U, 235U, 238U) radionuclides contents in B. bainiugan were significantly different with respect to geographical distribution, and their possible intake in a part of the region was considerably higher. A very interesting observation was done according to the values of 235U/238U activity ratio indicating the occurrence of uranium faction from the global fallout of nuclear weapon tests.
Publication typeIn press (online first, early view)
Author Dagmara Strumińska-Parulska (FCh/DEChR/PTiOR)
Dagmara Strumińska-Parulska,,
- Pracownia Toksykologii i Ochrony Radiologicznej
, Grzegorz Olszewski (FCh/DEChR/PTiOR)
Grzegorz Olszewski,,
- Pracownia Toksykologii i Ochrony Radiologicznej
, Aleksandra Moniakowska (FCh/DEChR/PTiOR)
Aleksandra Moniakowska,,
- Pracownia Toksykologii i Ochrony Radiologicznej
, Ji Zhang
Ji Zhang,,
, Jerzy Falandysz (FCh/DEChR/LEChE)
Jerzy Falandysz,,
- Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology
Journal seriesChemosphere, ISSN 0045-6535, e-ISSN 1879-1298, (N/A 100 pkt)
Issue year2020
Noonline first
Keywords in English210Po, 210Pb, uranium (234U, 235U, 238U), edible mushrooms, effective radiation dose
ASJC Classification2700 General Medicine; 1600 General Chemistry; 2304 Environmental Chemistry
Languageen angielski
LicenseOther; published final; Uznanie Autorstwa - Użycie Niekomercyjne - Bez utworów zależnych (CC-BY-NC-ND); with publication
Score (nominal)100
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 100.0, 17-07-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0.000; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2019 = 1.635; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 5.108 (2) - 2018=5.089 (5)
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