|From activities to committed doses ...|
Example of committed doses due to the ingestion of contaminated food near Chernobyl. The curves show the evolution of the activity of iodine 131 and cesium 137, during the three months following the accident, one kilogram of meat or salad and a litre of milk coming from the most contaminated areas. Activities were considered at their maximum and the maximum doses were obtained by multiplying these activities by the factors of doses of iodine 131 and caesium 137. In the most hazardous case of the salads, the ingestion of 5.6 kBq resulted in a dose of 0.125 mSv, equivalent to 15 days of exposure to natural radioactivity in France.