The gastrointestinal absorption of plutonium in the hamster after ingestion at low concentrations in drinking water

J. W. Stather, John Harrison, A. J. David, S. A. Sumner

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Abstract

The results of this study in hamsters indicate that the ingestion of very small quantities of plutonium in drinking water will not lead to levels of absorption above the value of 0.01% adopted by the ICRP for soluble forms of plutonium (ICRP79). The values of 0.001-0.003% absorption obtained for plutonium in drinking water at a concentration of about 1.5x10-13 g ml-1 showed that neither the presence of Pu(VI) nor the low concentration resulted in enhancement uptake.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)780-783
Number of pages4
JournalHealth Physics
Volume41
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1981

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