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Title: Radium in humans: A review of U.S. studies

Radium in humans: A review of U.S. studies This document was originally conceived as a compilation of activities at Argonne National Laboratory that were directed toward the study of radium in humans. However, it soon became obvious that this was a very limited approach, because such a compilation would include no background on the widespread uses of radium in industry and in the medical profession, nor would it address the early history of the discovery of the hazards of radium. Such an approach would also ignore contributions to the study of radium effects made at other laboratories. This document now addresses these topics, in order to give an overall picture of what might be called the radium era, that period from the early part of this century, when radium was rapidly exploited as a tool and a medication, to the present time, when radium is not generally used and the study of its effects has been terminated. The appendix to this review lists all of the measured radium cases, a total of 2,403 individuals whose records were in the files at the end of 1990. For each case the route of exposure, the dates of exposure, the years of birth and death, the measured body content, the calculated more » intake and dose, and the cause of death have been listed. 165 refs. « less
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OSTI Identifier:OSTI ID: 10114798
Report Number(s):ANL/ER--3
ON: DE95006146;; TRN: AHC29507%%85
DOE Contract Number:W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:Technical Report
Resource Relation:Other Information: PBD: Sep 1994
Research Org:Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; RADIUM; RADIATION HAZARDS; BIOLOGICAL RADIATION EFFECTS; RADIATION DOSES; EXPERIMENTAL DATA 560161; MAN