Polonium-210 and lead-210 in marine food chains

@article{Heyraud1979Polonium210AL,
  title={Polonium-210 and lead-210 in marine food chains},
  author={Mireille Heyraud and R. D. Cherry},
  journal={Marine Biology},
  year={1979},
  volume={52},
  pages={227-236}
}
Abstract210Po and 210Pb have been measured systematically in whole animals, muscle and hepatopancreas of crustaceans and of molluscan cephalopods representative of a pelagic and benthic food chain. The same nuclides were also measured in liver, pyloric caecum, stomach contents and muscle of tuna. The concentration factors from sea water to whole animals were approximately constant along both food chains, being of the order of 104 for 210Po and 102 for 210Pb. The highest concentration factors… Expand
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