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There is an increasing need to be able to assess radiation doses to members of the public following the entry of natural and artificial radionuclides into the environment and from the use of radio-pharmaceuticals in nuclear medicine. To obtain realistic estimates of doses to a population, information is required on the effect of age and chemical form on the uptake of radionuclides following ingestion and inhalation, on their distribution and excretion after entry into the blood, and on factors influencing their biokinetics in the skeleton and other tissues. Information is also required on the transfer of radionuclides to the developing embryo and foetus following intakes of radionuclides by the mother, either before or during gestation. The proceedings of the workshop held in November 1991 provide a comprehensive overview of the current state of knowledge on age-related factors in assessing radiation exposure.

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Authors: TAYLOR D M, University of Wales College of Cardiff, School of Chemistry and Applied Chemistry (GB);GERBER G B, SCK/CEN, Mol (BE);STATHER J W, National Radiological Protection Board, Didcot, Oxon. (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14460 EN (1992) 296 pp.
Availability: Nuclear Technology Publishing, P.O. Box No. 7, Ashford, Kent (GB)
ISBN: ISBN 1-870965-15-9
Record Number: 199211084 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en