The transfer of Ag-110m to sheep tissues
Beresford, N.A.. 1989 The transfer of Ag-110m to sheep tissues. Science of the Total Environment, 85. 81-90. 10.1016/0048-9697(89)90307-0Full text not available from this repository.
The transfer of Ag-110m from the Chernobyl fallout to sheep tissues is discussed. Ag-110m was only detected in the liver and occasionally the brain of the sheep analysed. The transfer of Ag-110m associated with perennial rye-grass, harvested soon after deposition in 1986, was greater to the liver of both ewes and lambs than that of Cs-137. Transfer coefficients of Ag-110m for lamb liver exceeded those for ewe livers. However, in a 1987 field study there was no difference between transfer coefficients of Ag-110m for ewes and lambs. It is suggested that there is a slow turnover of Ag-110m in the liver of sheep and that unlike radiocaesium, Ag-110m from the Chernobyl fallout did not become more available once incorporated into plant tissues.
|Programmes:||CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Other|
|CEH Sections:||_ Pre-2000 sections|
|NORA Subject Terms:||Ecology and Environment|
|Date made live:||25 Jun 2012 14:45|
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