The gastrointestinal absorption of neptunium, plutonium and americium in a primate (C. jacchus)

G. J. Ham*, John Harrison, D. S. Popplewella, I. Garrod, J. Wilson, A. D. Dayan

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Abstract

Mixtures of Np, Pu and Am were administered to primates (C. jacchus) by gastric intubation to measure their fractional gastrointestinal absorption (f1values). The values obtained were about 2 × 10-3 and 1 × 10-3, respectively, for Np and Pu administered as the citrate, and 2 × 10-3 and 6 × 10-4, respectively, for Pu and Am in potato. The significance of these values in terms of absorption in humans is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalScience of the Total Environment, The
Volume145
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 May 1994

Keywords

  • Americium
  • Gastrointestinal absorption
  • Neptunium
  • Plutonium
  • Primate

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