Strontium-90 in Fall-Out and in Man in Australia, January 1959—June 1960

  title={Strontium-90 in Fall-Out and in Man in Australia, January 1959—June 1960},
  author={F. J. Bryant and L. J. Dwyer and D. J. Stevens and E. W. Titterton and John R. Moroney},
Data are presented on levels of Sr⁹⁰ in samples of total precipitation, soil, powdered milk, cabbages, wheat grain, and sheep and human bones collected in Australia during 1959 and 1960. Mean levels of deposition of Sr⁹⁰ in Australia were about one-fourth those in the United Kimgdom and eastern United States during the same period. (C.H.) 
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Measurements of Strontium-90 in the Australian Environment up to December 1960
THE survey of strontium-90 in representative materials from the Australian environment, commenced in 1957, has continued. As moro than 60 per cent of tho population resides in five capitalExpand


Strontium-90 in man.
  • R. Lapp
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Science
  • 1957
The world-wide average strontium-90 content of man was about 0.12 micromicrocurie per gram of calcium (1/10,000 of the maximum permissible concentration) in the fall of 1955, in accord with the predicted value based on fallout measurements and fractionation through the soilplant-milk-human chain. Expand
Strontium-90 in the Australian Environment, 1957–58
The strontium-90 fall-out over the continent arises from high-yield fission weapon tests overseas: as expected the contribution from local weapon tests is too small to be detected. Expand
Strontium-90 distribution in the human skeleton.
In adults the strontium-90 concentration per gram calcium in vertebrae, rib, and long bone shaft is 1.8, 1.1, and 0.5 times skeletal average, respectively, while in newborns and young children, the distribution is much more uniform although these data are more limited. Expand