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.

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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.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Other
CEH Sections/Science Areas: _ Pre-2000 sections
ISSN: 0048-9697
Additional Keywords: radioecology
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 25 Jun 2012 14:45 +0 (UTC)

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