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Main Title Iodine 131 in children's thyroids from environmental exposure : a report of a cooperative study carried out by the Public Health Service, the St. Louis County Health Dept., and New York University /
Author Wellman, Henry N.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Karches, Gerald J.
Hansen, Warren G.
Laurer, Gerald R.
Eisenbud, Merril.
Fooks, Jack H.,
Publication no.999-RH-14. United States.
CORP Author United States. Public Health Service.; St. Louis County, Missouri. Health Dept.; New York University.
Publisher U.S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Division of Radiological Health,
Year Published 1965
OCLC Number 02721469
Subjects Iodine in the body ; Thyroid gland
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  QP535.I5W4 1965 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 11/16/2022
Collation iv, 24 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (page 18). July 1965.
Contents Notes
Introduction -- Methods -- Results -- Discussion -- Concluding remarks. Balance studies of environmental iodine 131 over a period of 30 days are reported in children ranging from 1 to 6 years of age. Calculations of expected thyroidal accumulations of iodine 131, based on accepted exponential models and thyroidal function factors, are compared with thyroidal iodine 131 measurements performed in a low-background facility. The measured values were lower by a factor of 2 than the calculated accumulation of iodine 131, suggesting a lesser uptake and/or more rapid turnover of iodine in children. The difficulties involved in this type of environmental study and recommendations for improved methodology are discussed.