Measurements of actinide gut-transfer factors in humans

D. S. Popplewell*, G. J. Ham, John Harrison

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Abstract

Measurements have been made of the gastrointestinal absorption in humans of 239Np and 242Cm administered together in citrate media. Using five volunteers, consistent results of (2.0 ± 0.2) × 10-4 and (1.7 ± 0.3) × 10-4 were obtained for Np and Cm respectively; the quoted uncertainties are the standard errors of the means. A progress report is given of work to measure the f1 value for Pu in humans. Early work suggests an f1 value of 2 × 10-4.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-347
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Radiation Applications and Instrumentation. Part
Volume43
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1992

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