A compartmental model of uranium in human hair for protracted ingestion of natural uranium in drinking water.

@article{Li2009ACM,
  title={A compartmental model of uranium in human hair for protracted ingestion of natural uranium in drinking water.},
  author={Wei Li and Zeev Karpas and Laina Salonen and P{\"a}ivi Kurttio and Maarit Muikku and Wolfgang Wahl and Vera H{\"o}llriegl and Christoph Hoeschen and Uwe Oeh},
  journal={Health physics},
  year={2009},
  volume={96 6},
  pages={636-45}
}
To predict uranium in human hair due to chronic exposure through drinking water, a compartment representing human hair was added into the uranium biokinetic model developed by the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP). The hair compartmental model was used to predict uranium excretion in human hair as a bioassay indicator due to elevated uranium intakes. Two excretion pathways, one starting from the compartment of plasma and the other from the compartment of intermediate… CONTINUE READING