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Title: Effective half-life of polonium in the human

Effective half-life of polonium in the human A method of determining the effective half-life of Po in the human is described. In a study of the urinary excretion data of eighteen human cases, calculations based on the analyses of the urine samples submitted result in a overall average effective half-life of 31.4 days. Because of the many influencing factors affecting this study, an approximate thirty-day effective human half-life is suggested, until such time as controlled experiments and more efficient procedures can permit a more accurate determination.
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OSTI Identifier:OSTI ID: 7162390
Report Number(s):MLM-272/XAB
CNN: AEC-AT-33-1-GEN-53
Resource Type:Technical Report
Resource Relation:Other Information: Portions of this document are not fully legible
Research Org:Mound Lab., Miamisburg, OH (United States)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; POLONIUM; BIOLOGICAL HALF-LIFE; EXCRETION; MAN; RETENTION; URINE; ANIMALS; BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS; BIOLOGICAL WASTES; BODY FLUIDS; CLEARANCE; ELEMENTS; MAMMALS; MATERIALS; METALS; PRIMATES; VERTEBRATES; WASTES 560160* -- Radionuclide Effects, Kinetics, & Toxicology