||Kinetics of Ingested (222)Rn in Humans Determined from Measurements with (133)Xe.
Correia, J. A. ;
Weise, S. B. ;
Callahan, R. J. ;
Strauss, H. W. ;
||Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. Dept. of Radiology.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Physiological effects ;
Digestive system ;
Potable water ;
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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.