Hazards from plutonium toxicity.

  title={Hazards from plutonium toxicity.},
  author={Bernard Lande Cohen},
  journal={Health physics},
  volume={32 5},
  • B. Cohen
  • Published 1 May 1977
  • Environmental Science
  • Health physics
AbstractBy use of standard models and theories, the number of cancer fatalities caused by dispersal of plutonium is estimated. This process includes development of estimates of Pu toxicity for inhalation and ingestion, calculation of meteorological dispersal using the Gaussian plume model, estimates 
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