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Title:
LONG-TERM RETENTION OF RADIOCESIUM BY MAN
Author(s):
FURCHNER, J E [LOS ALAMOS SCIENTIFIC LABORATORY]; LANGHAM, W H [LOS ALAMOS SCIENTIFIC LABORATORY]; RICHMOND, C R [LOS ALAMOS SCIENTIFIC LABORATORY]
Subject Terms:
HREX; CESIUM
Document Location:
Location - DOE/NNSA 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 - NTA@NV.DOE.GOV
Document Type:
JOURNAL ARTICLE
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Declassification Status:
Never classified
Document Pages:
0005
Accession Number:
NV0701355
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 27
OpenNet Modified Date:
2017 Dec 21
Description/Abstract:
THE LOS ALAMOS 4 PI LIQUID SCINTILLATION COUNTER (HUMCO 1) WAS USED TO MEASURE WHOLE-BODY RETENTION OF RADIOCESIUM IN FOUR ADULT MALE SUBJECTS. TWO SUBJECTS WERE MEASURED FOR ABOUT 550 DAYS AND ONE FOR 940 DAYS. THE WHOLE-BODY RETENTION DATA WERE REDUCED INTO TWO- COMPONENT EXPONENTIAL EQUATIONS BY A CURVE-FITTING METHOD PROGRAMMED FOR AN IBM MODEL 704 COMPUTER. THE BIOLOGICAL HALF-TIME OF THE IMPORTANT RETENTION COMPONENT RANGED FROM 110 TO 147 DAYS, WITH A MEAN VALUE OF APPROXIMATELY 135 DAYS, FOR THE FOUR SUBJECTS. STANDARD DEVIATIONS ARE GIVEN FOR THE RETENTION PARAMETER. RESULTS OF OTHER INVESTIGATORS ARE PRESENTED.


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