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Main Title Gastrointestinal Absorption of Soluble Uranium from Drinking Water.
Author Wrenn, M. E. ; Singh, N. P. ; Ruth, H. ; Burleigh, D. ;
CORP Author Utah Univ., Salt Lake City. School of Medicine.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/D-88/078;
Stock Number PB88-201231
Additional Subjects Potable water ; Uranium ; Health physics ; Excretion ; Water pollution effects(Humans) ; Intestinal absorption ; Drinking water
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NTIS  PB88-201231 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 09/04/1988
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Abstract
The manuscript describes results of an experiment to determine the gastrointestinal absorption of uranium from drinking water in 12 health adults. Most of the uranium ingested was excreted in feces in the first 2 days following ingestion of the water. The absorption was the same for (234)U and (238)U for each subject. Absorption varied among subjects from -0.02% to 2.6%, with a mean of 0.6%. Low absorption may be due to concurrent ingestion of food.