210Po in popular medicinal herbs from Poland
Alicja Boryło , Grzegorz Romańczyk , Marcin Kaczor , Bogdan Skwarzec
AbstractHerbs are an important part of traditional medicine in Poland. Therefore, the aim of this study was the determination of polonium 210Po in 48 selected medicinal herb samples from the Polish market. The activity concentrations of 210Po were measured using alpha spectrometry. The activity concentration of 210Po was in the range from 0.3 ± 0.1 to 28.2 ± 0.4 Bq kg–1. The obtained results were compared with corresponding studies conducted worldwide. A higher 210Po activity concentration was observed in the above-ground part of plants. The obtained results show that the highest 210Po activity concentration was observed in evergreen plants and winter-hardy plants. Yet even infusions with 2 g of the most contaminated herbs examined were considered to be radiologically safe.
|Journal series||Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies, ISSN 1025-6016, e-ISSN 1477-2639, (N/A 40 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.50|
|Keywords in English||Evergreen plants, medicinal herbs, natural radioactivity, Poland, polonium-210|
|ASJC Classification||; ;|
|Score||= 40.0, 28-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal|
|Publication indicators||= 0.000; : 2018 = 0.804; : 2018 = 1.367 (2) - 2018=1.509 (5)|
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