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Main Title Long-Term Evaluation of the Biological Half-Life of Tritium.
Author Moghiss, A. A. ; Carte, M. W. ; Lieberma, Robert ;
CORP Author Southeastern Radiological Health Lab., Montgomery, Ala.
Year Published 1970
Stock Number PB-213 912
Additional Subjects ( Tritium ; Half life) ; ( Radioactive isotopes ; Half life) ; ( Health physics ; Tritium) ; ( Occupational diseases ; Tritium) ; Absorption(Biology) ; Skin ; Painting ; Irradiation ; Radiation hazards ; Seasonal variations ; Body fluids ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-213 912 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The body burdens of two tritium luminous dial painters have been followed since the fall of 1967. Urine collections began 6-10 months after termination of work involving occupational exposure to tritium. In both cases, an intermediate (Ti) and a long (T1) half-life component could be observed. One individual exhibited a Ti of 21 days and a T1 of 280 days, whereas the second worker showed a Ti of 33 days and a T1 of 2020 days. A surprisingly high seasonal dependence of tritium body water concentration was observed in one case. This resulted in an increase of tritium concentration in body water in winter as compared to the previous summer. (Author)