Accession Number : AD0737281

Title :   Control of Fission Products Ingested by Livestock.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jun 70-30 Sep 71,

Corporate Author : NEW YORK STATE VETERINARY COLL ITHACA DEPT OF PHYSICAL BIOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Comar,Cyril L. ; Wentworth,Richard A. ; Lengemann,Fredrich W.

Report Date : SEP 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : In feeding trials with rats, swine, goats and cows the effectiveness of various dietary supplements as countermeasures against 137Cs. 90Sr and 131I were also examined. Ferric ferrocyanide was shown to be effective against 137Cs absorption even when animals were also exposed to whole-body gamma irradiation. Ferrocyanide-anion exchange resins were less effective than ferric ferrocyanide. Sodium alginate derivatives of high L-guluronic acid content were effective against radiostrontium but processing yields were low. A study of the effectiveness of an isotopic exchange resin in reducing levels of radioiodine in milk was initiated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DETOXIFICATION, *RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES), (*CHELATE COMPOUNDS, DETOXIFICATION), (*RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION, DETOXIFICATION), ANIMALS, CESIUM, STRONTIUM, IODINE, IRON COMPOUNDS, CYANIDES, MILK, FERRATES, ION EXCHANGE RESINS

Subject Categories : Radiobiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE