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Gastrointestinal fractional absorption of radionuclides in adult domestic ruminants

By B.J. Howard, N.A. Beresford, C.L. Barnett and S. Fesenko


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

Topics: Ecology and Environment
Year: 2009
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2009.03.023
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