Measurement of 239Pu in keratinous materials: A potential non-invasive bioassay for monitoring human exposure.


The use of hair, toenail, and fingernail as non-invasive monitors of occupational and environmental exposure to 239Pu are reported. Volunteers from US national laboratories and individuals with suspected environmental exposure to Pu were recruited to participate in the study. The exposure history of cases was assessed using a short questionnaire. Levels of… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.apradiso.2017.06.047


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