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Results of a surveillance program for persons living around the Nevada Test Site--1971 to 1980.

Authors
  • Patzer, R G
  • Kaye, M E
Type
Published Article
Journal
Health physics
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1982
Volume
43
Issue
6
Pages
791–801
Identifiers
PMID: 7152944
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

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 137Cs at 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.

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