137Cs activity concentration in mushrooms from the Bobrůvka river valley


  • Petr Dvořák University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Brno, The Centre for Ionizing Radiation Application, Department of Biology and Wildlife Diseases at the Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology, Palackého tř. 1946/1, 612 42 Brno, Czech Republic, Tel. +420541562608
  • Jana Doležalová University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Brno, Department of Animal Origin Food and Gastronomic Sciences at the Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology, Palackého tř. 1946/1, 612 42 Brno, Czech Republic, Tel. +420541562623
  • Katarí­na Beňová University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice, Institute of Biology, Zoology and Radiobiology, Komenského 73, 041 81 Košice, Slovak Republic, Tel.+421915984681
  • Martin Tomko University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice, Institute of Biology, Zoology and Radiobiology, Komenského 73, 041 81 Košice, Slovak Republic, Tel. +421918413553 https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5351-7877




radiocaesium, mushrooms, river valley, Boletus, Imleria


In the 2017-2018 mushrooming seasons at the (Bohemian-Moravian Highlands near Dolní­ Roží­nka) a total of 505 mushrooms belonging to 9 species were collected, and analyzed by gamma spectrometry for 137Cs activity. The maximum 137Cs activity of 575 Bq.kg-1 was detected in Boletus edulis species, what in native state, is just below the allowed limit. In contrast, in mushroom Imleria badia, which is reported to be associated with the highest cumulative capability from all fungi species, detected activity level was only 316 Bq. kg-1. However, differences in mean contamination values were not significant due to high variability. It was shown, that activity concentration is not dependent on the weight (size) of Imleria badia. Our results also confirmed generally well known lower 137Cs activity in the Russula species representatives belonging to the group of gills or lamella bearing mushrooms.


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Dvořák, P., Doležalová, J., Beňová, K., & Tomko, M. (2020). 137Cs activity concentration in mushrooms from the Bobrůvka river valley . Potravinarstvo Slovak Journal of Food Sciences, 14, 254–257. https://doi.org/10.5219/1245

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