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Title: Assessment and significance of the skeletal doses due to /sup 210/Po in radioactive spa workers

Abstract

The high exposure due to radon and daughter products found in many Italian radioactive spas, suggested a research program designed to assess the lung and skeletal doses accumulated by the subjects working in those spas. The assessment of such doses will permit the evaluation of the significance of a follow-up of the exposed subjects with epidemiological studies. In this paper some preliminary results will be discussed, mainly related to the estimation of the /sup 210/Po skeletal doses in a few subjects. The /sup 210/Pb-/sup 210/Po skeletal burdens in the subjects have been evaluated on the basis of their /sup 210/Pb-/sup 210/Po urinary excretion collected at various intervals during a period of 1 year. The experimental results on the most exposed subjects have shown skeletal doses of the order of 20 to 40 rem/year and lung exposures higher than 100 WLM (Working Level Month).

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
CSN-Casaccia CNEN, Rome, Italy
OSTI Identifier:
5457140
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Environ. Res.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 18:1
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; BONE TISSUES; BIOLOGICAL RADIATION EFFECTS; LEAD 210; TOXICITY; LUNGS; NATURAL RADIOACTIVITY; POLONIUM 210; RADON; BIOLOGICAL LOCALIZATION; BLOOD PLASMA; DOSE-RESPONSE RELATIONSHIPS; EXCRETION; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; INHALATION; ISOLATED VALUES; ITALY; MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE; PERSONNEL; QUANTITY RATIO; RADIATION DOSES; URINE; ALPHA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS; BIOLOGICAL WASTES; BLOOD; BODY; BODY FLUIDS; CLEARANCE; CONNECTIVE TISSUE; DATA; DATA FORMS; DAYS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; DOSES; ELEMENTS; EUROPE; EVEN-EVEN NUCLEI; HEAVY NUCLEI; INFORMATION; INTAKE; ISOTOPES; LEAD ISOTOPES; MATERIALS; NONMETALS; NUCLEI; NUMERICAL DATA; ORGANS; POLONIUM ISOTOPES; RADIATION EFFECTS; RADIOACTIVITY; RADIOISOTOPES; RARE GASES; RESPIRATORY SYSTEM; TISSUES; WASTES; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; 560171* - Radiation Effects- Nuclide Kinetics & Toxicology- Man- (-1987)

Citation Formats

Clemente, G.F., Renzetti, A., and Santori, G. Assessment and significance of the skeletal doses due to /sup 210/Po in radioactive spa workers. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Clemente, G.F., Renzetti, A., & Santori, G. Assessment and significance of the skeletal doses due to /sup 210/Po in radioactive spa workers. United States.
Clemente, G.F., Renzetti, A., and Santori, G. Thu . "Assessment and significance of the skeletal doses due to /sup 210/Po in radioactive spa workers". United States.
@article{osti_5457140,
title = {Assessment and significance of the skeletal doses due to /sup 210/Po in radioactive spa workers},
author = {Clemente, G.F. and Renzetti, A. and Santori, G.},
abstractNote = {The high exposure due to radon and daughter products found in many Italian radioactive spas, suggested a research program designed to assess the lung and skeletal doses accumulated by the subjects working in those spas. The assessment of such doses will permit the evaluation of the significance of a follow-up of the exposed subjects with epidemiological studies. In this paper some preliminary results will be discussed, mainly related to the estimation of the /sup 210/Po skeletal doses in a few subjects. The /sup 210/Pb-/sup 210/Po skeletal burdens in the subjects have been evaluated on the basis of their /sup 210/Pb-/sup 210/Po urinary excretion collected at various intervals during a period of 1 year. The experimental results on the most exposed subjects have shown skeletal doses of the order of 20 to 40 rem/year and lung exposures higher than 100 WLM (Working Level Month).},
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journal = {Environ. Res.; (United States)},
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place = {United States},
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