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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. By] Henry N. Wellman ... [et al.].
Author Wellma, Henry N. ; Karche, Gerald J. ; Hanse, Warren G. ; Laure, Gerald R. ; Eisenbu, Merril
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Wellman, Henry N.
CORP Author United States. Public Health Service. Division of Radiological Health.
Year Published 1967
Report Number PHS PUB 999-RH 14
Stock Number PB-189 347
Subjects Iodine Isotopes ; Radioactive Fallout ; Thyroid Gland
Additional Subjects ( Radiological contamination ; Thyroid gland) ; ( Iodine ; Thyroid gland) ; Metabolism ; Children ; Environment ; Exposure ; Milk ; Diet ; Radioactive isotopes
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-189 347 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation iv : illustrations.
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 thyroid 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. (Author)
Public Health Service publiacation, no. 999-RH-14. Microfiche.