Polonium-210 Content of Human Tissues in Relation to Dietary Habit

@article{Hill1966Polonium210CO,
  title={Polonium-210 Content of Human Tissues in Relation to Dietary Habit},
  author={C. R. Hill},
  journal={Science},
  year={1966},
  volume={152},
  pages={1261 - 1262}
}
  • C. Hill
  • Published 27 May 1966
  • Environmental Science
  • Science
Concentrations of polonium-210, a natural fallout nuclide, in human placentas collected in northern Canada ranged up to 27.8 picocuries per 100 grains, or 80 times the average United Kingdom value. High levels are related to the inclusion of reindeer or caribou meat in the diet, and a correlation exists between the eoncentrations of polonium-210 and cesium-137 in the placentas. 
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Polonium-210 in Man
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  • Environmental Science
    Nature
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TLDR
The correspondence both for grazing animals and humans between the levels of polonium-210 in the food of a community and in the tissues of its members clearly indicates that food ingestion is an important route for acquisition of body-burdens of the nuclide.
We thank Harriet Granger for assistance and Dr. R. Asofsky for helpful discussion
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