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Main Title Farming practices and concentrations of fission products in milk /
Author Hansen, Warren G. ; Campbel, Jeptha E. ; Fook, Jack H. ; Mitchel, H. Clifford ; Elle, C. Howe
CORP Author Saint Louis County Health Dept., Mo.
Publisher U.S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Division of Radiological Health,
Year Published 1968
Report Number PHS PUB 999 R 6; SAph-73763
Stock Number PB-189 364
Subjects Radioactive contamination of food. ; Milk.
Additional Subjects ( Radiological contamination ; Milk) ; Strontium ; Iodine ; Control ; Missouri ; Bovines ; Grasses ; Fertilizers ; Radioactive isotopes
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-189 364 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation iv, 44 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Abstract Studies conducted over a 3-year period have shown that levels of strontium-90 and iodine-131 in milk can be moderated by optimal fertilization of the land. In controlled experiments, milk from cows grazing on abundant, well-fertilized pastures contained 50 percent or less of these radionuclides than did milk from cows grazing on unfertilized pastures on the same farm. A mechanism of dilution of the fission-product contamination in the larger volume of faster growing fertilized forage was shown to account for the differences in the milk. The findings suggest one possible means of controlling fission-product contamination in milk, if such control measures should be necessary. The results indicate that the high levels of strontium-90 in the St. Louis raw milk samples may have been due more to marginal fertilization of the farms than to uneven deposition of fallout. (Author)
Notes "A report of a cooperative study performed by the St. Louis County Health Department and the Public Health Service under Contract no. SAph 73763." Includes bibliographical references (pages 34-35). Microfiche.
Place Published Washington,
Supplementary Notes Revision of report dated May 64.
Corporate Au Added Ent United States. Public Health Service. Division of Radiological Health.
Title Ser Add Ent Public Health Service publication ;
PUB Date Free Form {1964}
Series Title Untraced Environmental health series: Radiological health Public Health Service publication no.999-R-6
NTIS Prices PC A03 MF A01
BIB Level m
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20040205143626
Language eng
Origin NTIS
OCLC Rec Leader 01304nam 2200301Ka 45020