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Radioactive elements were identified in samples of imported coffee consumed in the province of Basra using gamma spectrometry SAM940TM. It is a scintillation detector of NaI(Tl) crystal and the dimensions of 2×2 inch. We have identified specific concentration As(Bq/kg) and annual effective dose D(Sv/y) for radioactive elements (_^40)K, (_^131)I, (_^134)Cs and (_^137)Cs. The estimated average effective dose for adults from coffee samples were found to be 0.037mSv/y, 88.434nSv/y, 46.909nSv/y, 27.212nSv/y for ((_^40)K,(_^131)I,(_^134)Cs,(_^137)Cs) respectively. The present results of the study revealed that the radioactivity was relatively low in the coffee and within the permissiblelimit.
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Journal BS. Measurement of radionuclides in imported Coffee Consumed in Basra southern of Iraq and estimation of its annual effective dose . BSJ [Internet]. 5Jun.2016 [cited 9Aug.2020];13(2):0376. Available from: http://bsj.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/BSJ/article/view/2178
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