||Gastrointestinal Absorption of Soluble Uranium from Drinking Water.
Wrenn, M. E. ;
Singh, N. P. ;
Ruth, H. ;
Burleigh, D. ;
||Utah Univ., Salt Lake City. School of Medicine.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Potable water ;
Health physics ;
Water pollution effects(Humans) ;
Intestinal absorption ;
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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.