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Main Title Results of a Surveillance Program for Persons Living Around the Nevada Test Site - 1971 to 1980.
Author Patzer, R. G. ; Kaye, M. E. ;
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Las Vegas, NV.;Department of Energy, Las Vegas, NV. Nevada Operations Office.
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA/600/J-82/441;
Stock Number PB85-169779
Additional Subjects Populations ; Health physics ; Adults ; Children ; Communities ; Cesium 137 ; Radiation effects ; Reprints ; Nevada Test Site ; Radiation monitoring ; Body burden ; Radionuclide kinetics
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-169779 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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A continuing program has been conducted since 1970 to determine levels of radioactive nuclides in adults and children from families residing in communities and ranches surrounding the Nevada Test Site. Twice each year these persons receive a whole-body count and physical examination; a urine sample from each is also submitted for radionuclide analyses. The only fission-product radionuclide routinely found in whole-body counting has been Cesium 137 concentrations similar to those in persons living in other areas of the United States. The physical examinations reveal a generally healthy population, and urine samples have shown no remarkable radionuclide content.