The gastrointestinal absorption of 'biologically incorporated' plutonium-239 in the rat

John Cooper, George J. Ham, Sean T. Baker, Helen S. Gowing

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    Abstract

    Growing potatoes have been labelled by foliar applications of plutonium citrate. Approximately 0.4% of the radioactivity was taken up by the tubers. The potatoes were fed to rats and the gastrointestinal uptake of plutonium was estimated to be 0.34%. The significance of these results in relation to the uptake by humans is discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)159-163
    Number of pages5
    JournalScience of the Total Environment, The
    Volume43
    Issue number1-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - May 1985

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