The gastrointestinal absorption of 'biologically incorporated' plutonium-239 in the rat.

Abstract

Growing potatoes have been labelled by foliar applications of plutonium citrate. Approximately 0.4% of the radioactivity was taken up by the tubers. The potatoes were fed to rats and the gastrointestinal uptake of plutonium was estimated to be 0.34%. The significance of these results in relation to the uptake by humans is discussed.

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@article{Cooper1985TheGA, title={The gastrointestinal absorption of 'biologically incorporated' plutonium-239 in the rat.}, author={Jim R Cooper and George Ham and Scott Thomas Baker and H S Gowing}, journal={The Science of the total environment}, year={1985}, volume={43 1-2}, pages={159-63} }