impacts of a major radioactive release on men
Various paths of exposure after a major release of radioactivity and the passage of a radioactive cloud. Radioelements present in radioactive cloud are fission products including notably short lived iodine and long lived caesium isotopes. Deposited on the ground, these radioactive atoms contaminate the food chain. Inhaled or ingested, they will be the source of internal exposures in addition to external expositions coming from air and ground.
Abdel-Mjid Nourreddine, IPHC Strasbourg