Accession Number : AD0421809

Title :   THE CONTAMINATION OF MILK BY RADIONUCLIDES IN FALLOUT,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Miller,Carl F.

Report Date : OCT 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The major parameters that influence the uptake and assimilation of radionuclides in fallout by animals foraging on pastures are discussed. Equations for a radionuclide assimilation model for the cow and for the concentration of radionuclides in milk are presented, and values of the equation parameters for Sr-89, Sr-90, Te-132, and I-131 are derived from available reported data. The use of the model is illustrated by a computation of the concentrations of Sr-89, Sr-90, and I-131 in milk and the absorbed dose in humans from consumption of the milk following the contamination of pastures by fallout from an assumed 15-MT yield land surface detonation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MILK, RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION), (*FALLOUT, MILK), STRONTIUM, RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES, IODINE, TELLURIUM, FOOD, CONSUMPTION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE