Authors:M. Pham, M. Betti, P. Povinec, M. Benmansour, R. Bojanowski, P. Bouisset, E. Calvo, G. Ham, E. Holm, M. Hult, C. Ilchmann, M. Kloster, G. Kanisch, M. Köhler, J. La Rosa, F. Legarda, M. Llauradó, A. Nourredine, J.-S. Oh, M. Pellicciari, U. Rieth, A. Rodriguez y Baena, J. Sanchez-Cabeza, H. Satake, J. Schikowski, M. Takeishi, H. Thébault, and Z. Varga
A new Reference Material (RM) for radionuclides in mussel (Mytilusgalloprovincialis) from the Mediterranean Sea (IAEA-437) is described and the results of the certification process are presented. Four radionuclides
(40K, 234U, 238U, and 239+240Pu) have been certified, and information values on massic activities with 95% confidence intervals are given for nine radionuclides
(137Cs, 210Pb(210Po), 226Ra, 228Ra, 228Th, 230Th, 232Th, 235U, and 241Am). Results for less frequently reported radionuclides (90Sr, 129I, 238Pu, 239Pu, and 240Pu) are also reported. The RM can be used for quality assurance/quality control of the analysis of radionuclides in mussel
samples, for the development and validation of analytical methods and for training purposes. The material is available in
200 g units.