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Body burden and excretion of 137-Cs and 40K in subjects from the south of Sweden

Rääf, Christopher LU ; Hemdal, Bengt LU and Mattsson, Sören LU (2000) In Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 47(1). p.83-100
Abstract
The equivalent biological half-times, Te, of 137Cs and 40K in a South-Swedish urban population have been determined through whole-body measurements and urinary excretion analysis. The Te - values for 137Cs found in males were on average, significantly lower than what is given in the literature. The relatively low average whole-body content of 40K,QK, in the males could explain the discrepancy, taking into consideration that a positive correlation between the Te and QK has been suggested in an earlier work. Furthermore, the potassium-normalized caesium urinary excretion was determined for the subjects in the study, and values were found to be in accordance with earlier results. A literature study of previous experimental data on the... (More)
The equivalent biological half-times, Te, of 137Cs and 40K in a South-Swedish urban population have been determined through whole-body measurements and urinary excretion analysis. The Te - values for 137Cs found in males were on average, significantly lower than what is given in the literature. The relatively low average whole-body content of 40K,QK, in the males could explain the discrepancy, taking into consideration that a positive correlation between the Te and QK has been suggested in an earlier work. Furthermore, the potassium-normalized caesium urinary excretion was determined for the subjects in the study, and values were found to be in accordance with earlier results. A literature study of previous experimental data on the potassium-normalized caesium excretion however raises some questions about its applicability as a method for estimating the whole-body burden of 137Cs through urine analysis. (Less)
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  abstract     = {The equivalent biological half-times, Te, of 137Cs and 40K in a South-Swedish urban population have been determined through whole-body measurements and urinary excretion analysis. The Te - values for 137Cs found in males were on average, significantly lower than what is given in the literature. The relatively low average whole-body content of 40K,QK, in the males could explain the discrepancy, taking into consideration that a positive correlation between the Te and QK has been suggested in an earlier work. Furthermore, the potassium-normalized caesium urinary excretion was determined for the subjects in the study, and values were found to be in accordance with earlier results. A literature study of previous experimental data on the potassium-normalized caesium excretion however raises some questions about its applicability as a method for estimating the whole-body burden of 137Cs through urine analysis.},
  author       = {Rääf, Christopher and Hemdal, Bengt and Mattsson, Sören},
  issn         = {1879-1700},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {83--100},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Journal of Environmental Radioactivity},
  title        = {Body burden and excretion of 137-Cs and 40K in subjects from the south of Sweden},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0265-931X(99)00024-7},
  volume       = {47},
  year         = {2000},
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