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Inhalation is the primary route by which airborne toxic materials enter the body. Depending upon various physical and chemical properties of the inhaled material and various biological characteristics of the exposed subject, a broad range of deposition and retention patterns can occur throughout the respiratory tract, leading to a correspondingly broad range of dose patterns at the organ, tissue and cellular levels. This series of workshops, of which this is the third, focused particularly on the dosimetry of inhaled radioactive materials, although many of the basic underlying principles apply to the fate and disposition of non-radioactive particles as well. Discussions were held on the features and advantages of newly developed models for respiratory tract dosimetry, and on aerosol deposition, retention, dosimetry and the factors influencing the patterns of airway and regional dose received under different circumstances. Interpretation of human bioassay data using current and new respiratory tract retention models was also examined for various human excretion data sets collected at facilities both in the US and the UK.

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Authors: GUILMETTE R A, ITRI, Albuquerque (US);BOECKER B B (EDITORS), ITRI, Albuquerque (US)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14108 EN (1991) 260 pp.
Availability: Nuclear Technology Publishing, P.O. Box No. 7, Ashford, Kent TN23 1YW
ISBN: ISBN 1 870965 09 4
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