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Main Title Kinetics of Ingested (222)Rn in Humans Determined from Measurements with (133)Xe.
Author Correia, J. A. ; Weise, S. B. ; Callahan, R. J. ; Strauss, H. W. ;
CORP Author Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. Dept. of Radiology.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA-R-810942; EPA/600/1-87/013;
Stock Number PB88-145297
Additional Subjects Radon ; Ingestion(Biology) ; Toxicology ; Physiological effects ; Digestive system ; Radioactivity ; Tissues(Biology) ; Solubility ; Potable water ; Xenon ; Tables(Data) ; Imaging techniques
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-145297 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 900p
The problem of naturally occurring 222-radon contamination has received a great deal of public and scientific attention over the past several years, and has become a major public health issue worldwide. The purpose of the work reported in the document was to provide information about the behavior of ingested 222-radon in the digestive system and other organs of the human body. 133-Xenon, an element which behaves in the same manner as 222-radon in tissue and differs only in tissue solubility, was used in studies on human subjects. The tissue solubility differences were accounted for by using the tissue/blood partition coefficients of the two gases.