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Title:
CORRESPONDENCE, SUBJECT: WHOLE BODY COUNTING RESULTS FROM 1974 TO 1979 FOR BIKINI ISLAND RESIDENTS
Subject Terms:
WHOLE-BODY COUNTING; BODY BURDEN; FOOD; CESIUM 137; BRAVO EVENT; CASTLE OPERATION; CONTAMINATION; FALLOUT; COBALT 60; POTASSIUM 40; ACTIVITY LEVELS; GRAPHS; CALCULATION METHODS
Document Location:
Location - NNSA/NSO Nuclear Testing Archive Address - P.O. Box 98521 City - Las Vegas State - NV Zip - 89193-8521 Phone - (702)794-5106 Fax - (702)862-4240 Email - CIC@NV.DOE.GOV
Document Type:
REPORT
Publication Date:
1980 Mar 24
Declassification Status:
Unknown
Document Pages:
0152
Accession Number:
NV0063396
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
Description/Abstract:
THREE BODY BURDEN MEASUREMENTS OF THE BIKINI ISLAND POPULATION WERE CO NDUCTED FROM 1974 TO 1978 AT BIKINI ISLAND. DURING THIS TIME, THE MEA N CESIUM-137 BODY BURDEN OF THE ADULT BIKINI POPULATION INCREASED BY A FACTOR OF 20. THIS DRAMATIC ELEVATION OF THE BODY BURDEN APPEARS TO BE SOLELY ATTRIBUTABLE TO INCREASED AVAILABILITY OF LOCALLY GROWN FOO D PRODUCTS, SPECIFICALLY COCONUTS AND COCONUT PLANT PRODUCTS. IN JANU ARY 1979, FORTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE INDIVIDUALS THAT WERE WHOLE BODY C OUNTED IN APRIL 1978 WERE RECOUNTED APPROXIMATELY ONE HUNDRED AND FORT Y-FIVE DAYS AFTER THE BIKINI ISLAND POPULATION DEPARTED FROM BIKINI AT OLL. THESE RESULTS SHOW THAT THE ADULT POPULATION MEAN CESIUM-137 BOD Y BURDEN DECREASED BY A FACTOR OF 2.9 BETWEEN THE APRIL 1978 AND JANUA RY 1979 IN VIVO MEASUREMENTS.


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