Removal of inhaled plutonium and americium from the rat by administration of ZnDTPA in drinking water.

This study has examined the efficacy of ZnDTPA administered in drinking water for removing 238Pu and 241Am from the rat after their simultaneous inhalation as nitrates; the dosage used was 95 mumol kg-1d-1. The continuous administration of ZnDTPA over a 14 d interval, commencing 1 h after exposure, reduced the lung and total body contents of 238Pu to… CONTINUE READING