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Metabolism of fission products in man: Marshallese experience; Metabolisme des produits de fission radioactifs chez l'homme: donnees recueillies aux iles Marshall; Metabolizm radioaktivnykh produktov deleniya v organizme cheloveka. (dannye obsledovaniya zhite- lej marshal'skikh ostrovov); Metabolismo de productos de fision radiactivos en el hombre: datos obtenidos en los habitantes de las islas Marshall

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Abstract

The medical study of the Marshallese accidentally exposed to local fall-out in 1954 is unique in that; along with he Japanese fishermen study, it provides the only data existing on the metabolism of mixed fission products in a human population. Early diagnosis of the internal radioactive contamination was made by radiochemical analysis of the excreta of the exposed people and by radiochemical analysis of the tissues of animals simultaneously exposed. Initially, Sr{sup 89}, Ba{sup 140}, I{sup 131} and its shorter-lived daughters and a number of rare-earth elements contributed the major portion of the internal radiation dose. After a year, the principal radioisotopes were Sr{sup 90}, Cs{sup 137} and Zn{sup 65}. Subsequently these radionuclides and more recently, Co{sup 60}, have been measured periodically. Since 1958, the {gamma}-spectra of a number of Marshallese have been obtained with a portable whole-body counter. The report discusses the findings of these studies for the past eight years. The results of an early attempt o alter the rate of removal of the mixed fission products in the Marshallese with calcium disodium EDTA are presented. The metabolism of die radionuclides and their relationship to levels present in the environment is also discussed. (author) [French] L'enquete medicale a  More>>
Authors:
Cohn, S. H. [1] 
  1. Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, Long Island, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
Feb 15, 1963
Product Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Scientific meeting on the diagnosis and treatment of radioactive poisoning, Vienna (Austria), 15-18 Oct 1962; Other Information: 19 refs, 7 figs, 3 tabs; Related Information: In: Diagnosis and treatment of radioactive poisoning. Proceedings of the scientific meeting on the diagnosis and treatment of radioactive poisoning| 468 p.
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGANISMS AND BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS; BARIUM 140; CESIUM 137; COBALT 60; CONTAMINATION; DIAGNOSIS; EDTA; FISSION PRODUCTS; IODINE 131; MAN; METABOLISM; RADIATION DOSES; RADIOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS; RARE EARTHS; STRONTIUM 89; STRONTIUM 90; WHOLE-BODY COUNTERS; ZINC 65
OSTI ID:
22097084
Research Organizations:
World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland); International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISSN 0074-1884; TRN: XA13S0056055228
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 235-251
Announcement Date:
May 23, 2013

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Cohn, S. H. Metabolism of fission products in man: Marshallese experience; Metabolisme des produits de fission radioactifs chez l'homme: donnees recueillies aux iles Marshall; Metabolizm radioaktivnykh produktov deleniya v organizme cheloveka. (dannye obsledovaniya zhite- lej marshal'skikh ostrovov); Metabolismo de productos de fision radiactivos en el hombre: datos obtenidos en los habitantes de las islas Marshall. IAEA: N. p., 1963. Web.
Cohn, S. H. Metabolism of fission products in man: Marshallese experience; Metabolisme des produits de fission radioactifs chez l'homme: donnees recueillies aux iles Marshall; Metabolizm radioaktivnykh produktov deleniya v organizme cheloveka. (dannye obsledovaniya zhite- lej marshal'skikh ostrovov); Metabolismo de productos de fision radiactivos en el hombre: datos obtenidos en los habitantes de las islas Marshall. IAEA.
Cohn, S. H. 1963. "Metabolism of fission products in man: Marshallese experience; Metabolisme des produits de fission radioactifs chez l'homme: donnees recueillies aux iles Marshall; Metabolizm radioaktivnykh produktov deleniya v organizme cheloveka. (dannye obsledovaniya zhite- lej marshal'skikh ostrovov); Metabolismo de productos de fision radiactivos en el hombre: datos obtenidos en los habitantes de las islas Marshall." IAEA.
@misc{etde_22097084,
title = {Metabolism of fission products in man: Marshallese experience; Metabolisme des produits de fission radioactifs chez l'homme: donnees recueillies aux iles Marshall; Metabolizm radioaktivnykh produktov deleniya v organizme cheloveka. (dannye obsledovaniya zhite- lej marshal'skikh ostrovov); Metabolismo de productos de fision radiactivos en el hombre: datos obtenidos en los habitantes de las islas Marshall}
author = {Cohn, S. H.}
abstractNote = {The medical study of the Marshallese accidentally exposed to local fall-out in 1954 is unique in that; along with he Japanese fishermen study, it provides the only data existing on the metabolism of mixed fission products in a human population. Early diagnosis of the internal radioactive contamination was made by radiochemical analysis of the excreta of the exposed people and by radiochemical analysis of the tissues of animals simultaneously exposed. Initially, Sr{sup 89}, Ba{sup 140}, I{sup 131} and its shorter-lived daughters and a number of rare-earth elements contributed the major portion of the internal radiation dose. After a year, the principal radioisotopes were Sr{sup 90}, Cs{sup 137} and Zn{sup 65}. Subsequently these radionuclides and more recently, Co{sup 60}, have been measured periodically. Since 1958, the {gamma}-spectra of a number of Marshallese have been obtained with a portable whole-body counter. The report discusses the findings of these studies for the past eight years. The results of an early attempt o alter the rate of removal of the mixed fission products in the Marshallese with calcium disodium EDTA are presented. The metabolism of die radionuclides and their relationship to levels present in the environment is also discussed. (author) [French] L'enquete medicale a laquelle ont ete soumis les habitants des iles Marshall qui, en 1954, ont ete exposes accidentellement a des retombees locales presente un caractere unique en ce sens que, tout comme l'enquete sur les pecheurs japonais, elle fournit les seules donnees que l'on possede sur le metabolisme d'un melange de produits de fission chez l'homme. Un premier diagnostic de la contamination radioactive interne a ete fait par analyse radiochimique des excreta des sujets exposes et par analyse radiochimique des tissus des animaux exposes simultanement. Au debut, {sup 89}Sr, {sup 140}Ba, {sup 131}I et leurs produits de filiation de courte periode,ainsi qu'un certain nombre de terres rares, produisaient la majeure partie de la dose de rayonnements internes. Apres une annee, les principaux radioisotopes etaient {sup 90}Sr, {sup 137}Cs y {sup 65}Zn. Par la suite, on a mesure periodiquement ces radionucleides et, plus recemment, {sup 60}Co. Depuis 1958, on a pu obtenir, i l'aide d'un appareil portatif de dosage del'activite du corps humain, les spectres gamma d'un certain nombre d'habitants des iles Marshall. L'auteur etudie les resultats de ces enquetes, obtenus au cours des huit dernieres annees. Il presente egalement les resultats d'une tentative faite au debutpour modifier la vitesse d'elimination des produits de fission mixtes chez les autochtones au moyen d'un sel double de calcium et de sodium de l'EDTA. Il etudie enfin le metabolisme des radionucleides et leurs rapports avec les concentrations presentes dans le milieu ambiant. (author) [Spanish] El estudio clinico de los habitantes de las islas Marshall que en 1954 quedaron expuestos accidentalmente a precipitaciones radiactivas posee gran valor cientifico porque, junto con el caso de los pescadores japoneses, constituye la unica fuente de datos sobre el metabolismo de mezclas de productos de fision en el hombre. Al principio, el diagnostico de la contaminacion radiactiva interna se efectuo por analisis radioquimico de los tejidos de animales expuestos simultaneamente. Se encontro que la mayor parte de la dosis de radiacion interna se debia al {sup 89}Sr, {sup 140}Ba, {sup 131}I y sus descendientes de periodo breve, asi como a algunos de los elementos de las tierras raras. Al cabo de un alio,los principales radioisotopos presentes eran el {sup 90}Sr, {sup 137}Cs y {sup 65}Zn. Despues se siguieron midiendo periodicamente estos radionuclidos y, mas recientemente, el {sup 60}Co. Desde 1958, se han obtenido los espectros y de un cierto numero de pobladores de aquellas islas por recuento del organismo entero con un aparato portatil. El informe discute los datos que durante los ultimos ocho anos se han obtenido gracias a estos estudios. Presenta los resultados de un tratamiento con la sal calcico-disodica del EDTA, que se efectuo poco despues de la contaminacion con el proposito de modificar la velocidad de eliminacion de las mezclas de productos de fision en los habitantes de las islas Marshall. Tambien discute el metabolismo de los radionuclidos y su relacion con la radiactividad ambiente en aquella zona. (author) [Russian] Meditsinskoe'obsledovanie zhitelej Marshal'skikh ostrovov, sluchajno podvergshikhsya dejstviyu mestnykh radioaktivnykh osadkov v 1954 godu, yavlyaetsya unikal'nym v tom smysle, chto ono, naryadu s obsledovaniem yaponskikh rybakov, daet vozmozhnost' poluchit' edinstvennye v ehtoj oblasti dannye po metabolizmu smeshannykh produktov deleniya v organizmakh lyudej. Rannyaya diagnostika vnutrennego radioaktivnogo zarazheniya osushchestvlyalas' s pomoshch'yu radiokhimicheskogo analiza vydelenij obluchennykh lyudej i metodami radiokhimicheskogo analiza tkanej zhivotnykh obluchennykh odno-vremenno. Na nachal'noj stadii bol'shuyu chast' vnutrennej dozy radiatsii sostavlyali strontsij-89, barij-140, jod-131, ikh bolee korotkozhivushchie dochernie produkty i ryad redkozemel'nykh ehlementov. Cherez god osnovnymi radioizotopami byli strontsij-90, tsezij-137 i tsink-65. Pozdnee periodi- cheski izmeryalas' aktivnost' ehtikh radioizotopov, a eshche pozdnee i kobal'ta-60. Nachinaya s 1958 goda gamma-spektry u zhitelej Marshal'skikh ostrovov poluchayut s pomoshch'yu portativnogo schetchika dlya izmereniya aktivnosti vsego tela. V doklade obsuzhdayutsya dannye ehtikh issledovanij za prshedshie vosem' let. Privodyatsya rezul'taty rannikh popytok izmenit' skorost' udaleniya smeshannykh produktov deleniya iz organizma s pomoshch'yu dvunatrievogo kal'tsiya EDTA. Obsuzhdaetsya takzhe metabolizm radioizotopov i svyaz'ikh s urovnyami v okruzhayushchej srede. (author)}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1963}
month = {Feb}
}