Gastrointestinal fractional absorption of radionuclides in adult domestic ruminants

Howard, B.J.; Beresford, N.A.; Barnett, C.L.; Fesenko, S.. 2009 Gastrointestinal fractional absorption of radionuclides in adult domestic ruminants. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 100 (12). 1069-1078.

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Information has been complied on the fractional absorption of a range of radionuclides by adult domestic ruminants. Critical analysis of these data has enabled the derivation of recommended values for fractional absorption which will form part of the new handbook of parameter values for the prediction of radionuclide transfer in terrestrial and freshwater environments to be published by the International Atomic Energy Agency. Whilst most data considered were for caesium, strontium and iodine, values for 23 other radionuclides are also given. The recommended fractional absorption values are presented here, together with descriptions of the literature used to derive them. The values for domestic ruminants are compared with those derived by the International Commission for Radiological Protection for adult humans.

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Programmes: CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 - 2012 > Biogeochemistry > BGC Topic 3 - Managing Threats to Environment and Health > BGC - 3.1 - Develop temporally and spatially explicit risk assessment tools ...
UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Shore
ISSN: 0265-931X
Additional Keywords: Radionuclides, Sheep, Cattle, Goats, Gastrointestinal absorption, Heavy metals, Apparent absorption, True absorption, radioecology
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
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Date made live: 25 Nov 2009 14:50 +0 (UTC)

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