Acute chemical toxicity of uranium.

  title={Acute chemical toxicity of uranium.},
  author={Ronald L. Kathren and Richard K Burklin},
  journal={Health physics},
  volume={94 2},
Although human experience with uranium spans more than 200 years, the LD50 for acute intake in humans has not been well established. Large acute doses of uranium can produce death from chemical toxicity in rats, guinea pigs, and other small experimental animals, with variation in sensitivity among species. However, there has never been a death attributable to uranium poisoning in humans, and humans seem to be less sensitive to both acute and chronic toxic effects of uranium than other mammalian… CONTINUE READING


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