Metabolism of ingested uranium and radium [electronic resource].
- Salt Lake City, Utah : University of Utah, 1983.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: 89 : digital, PDF file
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- University of Utah and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Metabolic models for U and Ra are described to estimate the risks to human health from ingesting these elements in drinking water. Chemical toxicity, which is relevant to U in its natural, depleted or slightly enriched state, is addressed, as are the radiotoxicity and the radiobiological effects of the important alpha-emitting isotopes of Ra, including /sup 224/Ra, /sup 226/Ra, and /sup 228/Ra. This paper estimates the kinetics of skeletal U deposition, so that risk coefficients for bone cancer induction can be applied. Skeletal cancer is regarded as the major potential radiobiological effect of ingested alpha-emitting radioisotopes of Ra and the presumed radiobiological effect of U, if any. Best estimates of normal U metabolism are used, because even in extreme cases the amounts of U or Ra ingested in potable water are not great enough to chemically or radiobiologically modify their metabolic behavior.
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- E 1.99:conf-8305260-1
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Conference on radioactivity in drinking water, Easton, MD, USA, 23 May 1983.
Still, E.T.; Wrenn, M.D.; Rundo, J.; Durbin, P.W.; Willis, D.L.; Howard, B.; Lipsztein, J.
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