Record Display for the EPA National Library CatalogRECORD NUMBER: 11 OF 18
|Main Title||Nuclear Medicine Environmental Discharge Measurement.|
|Author||Gesell, Thomas F. ; Prichard, Howard M. ; Davis, Ernst M. ; Pirtle, Othel L. ; DiPietro., Walter ;|
|CORP Author||Texas Univ. Health Science Center, Houston. School of Public Health.;Office of Radiation Programs, Washington, D.C.|
|Stock Number||PB-253 377|
|Additional Subjects||Radioactive wastes ; Sewage disposal ; Water pollution ; Environments ; Radioactivity ; Radioactive isotopes ; Waste disposal ; Patients ; Excretion ; Hospitals ; Radiation dosage ; Populations ; Exposure ; Radiotherapy ; Clinical medicine ; Nuclear medicine ; Radiopharmaceutical agents ; Path of pollutants ; Appendices|
The discharge of most man-made radioactive materials to the environment is controlled by Federal, State or local regulatory agencies. Exceptions to this control include the radioactive wastes eliminated by individuals who have undergone diagnostic or therapeutic nuclear medicine procedures. The purpose of this study is to estimate the amount of radioactivity released to the environment via the nuclear medicine pathway for a single sewage drainage basin and to measure the amounts discharged to the environment. The report is organized into a review of previous studies, scope of work, facility data, environmental measurements and estimates of population exposure.