The human alimentary tract transfer and body retention of environmental polonium-210.

  title={The human alimentary tract transfer and body retention of environmental polonium-210.},
  author={G John Hunt and Heather S Rumney},
  journal={Journal of radiological protection : official journal of the Society for Radiological Protection},
  volume={27 4},
This paper presents the results of a 4 year study to investigate the human alimentary tract transfer factor (f(A) value) and body retention of 210 Po in shellfish. In the first 3 years, mussels (Mytilus edulis L.), cockles (Cerastoderma edule L.) and brown meat from crab (Cancer pagurus L.) were successively studied. In each year five volunteers (from a pool of seven) ate a suitable portion of the shellfish and provided 24 h samples of excreta usually for 3 days before and for at least 7 days… CONTINUE READING


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