Evaluation of Cs-137 Content in Powdered Cow Milk from Four Regions of Poland
R. Pietrzak-Fiećko, S. Smoczyński
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Department of Commodities and Food Analysis, Faculty of Food Science, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Oczapowskiego 2, 10-719 Olsztyn, Poland
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2009;18(4):745-748
This study presents the results of determinations of Cs-137 in full-fat cow milk powder originating from four regions of Poland. The assays performed demonstrated differences in the content of Cs-137 in milk powder depending on the region. The higher content of Cs-137 was found in powdered milk samples collected from Opole (3.50 Bq/dm3). The lowest content of Cs-137 was in milk samples from Września (0.98 Bq/dm3). In powdered milk samples from Łapy and Krotoszyn the amount of Cs-137 was 2.02 and 1.11 Bq/dm3, respectively. The average content of Cs-137 in full-fat cow milk powder from all examined regions was 1.90 Bq/dm3 after reconstituting to liquid milk, and did not exceed the admissible level of Cs-137 in food.
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