Determining Transfer Factors of Non-Human Biota
37th Annual CNS-CNA Student Conference - 2013 June 11

Presented at:
37th Annual CNS-CNA Student Conference
2013 June 11
Toronto, Canada
Session Title:
Student Conference Session

Ashkan Saberi (UOIT)
Niv Menon (UOIT)
Joel Cockerham (UOIT)
Ali Akhtar (UOIT)
Cora Wong (UOIT)
Edward Waller (UOIT)


This paper investigates transfer factors of analytes through multiple pathways into the food chain of humans, resulting in radioactive exposure and dose. Non-human biotas were submerged in a liquid medium that contained analyte representing common radioactive effluent after a release (Cesium and Potassium). These plants were later checked for any uptake of analyte. The transfer factors were found to be in order of 10E-3 with minimal errors. This transfer factor analysis was encouraging and through a need of experimentally determined transfer factors, a study was setup that included plants and analyte in hypothetical environmental situations.

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