Report of the Nuclear Energy Agency Expert Group on gut transfer factors: Implications for dose per unit intake

G. M. Kendall, John Harrison, Timothy Fell

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Abstract

This note describes the gut transfer factors recommended by an Expert Group of the Nuclear Energy Agency for intakes of certain important elements in food and drinking water. The evidence behind the recommendations is discussed and their implications for dose per unit intake is investigated. It is found that in many cases the dose per unit intake calculated using the gut uptake factor recommended by the Expert Group is similar to that calculated using the recommendations of ICRP Publication 30. However, in some cases there are substantial increases in dose per unit intake. The largest increases are by a factor of fifty for intakes of certain thorium isotopes by infants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-65
Number of pages7
JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
Volume25
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1988

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