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Document ID (ISN)75754
CIS number 00-1726
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) McCunney R.J., Masse F., Galanek M.
Title Occupational ingestion of P-32: The value of monitoring techniques to determine dose - A case report
Bibliographic information Oct. 1999, Vol.41, No.10, p.878-883. Illus. 7 ref.
Abstract The internal dose of a P-32-labelled compound that had inadvertently been ingested was estimated using the International Commission on Radiation Protection (ICPR)-30 model. This metabolic model assumes that 80% of the material ingested is absorbed through the gastrointestinal tract because P-32 is soluble. Twenty-four-hour urine sampling over a 6-week period, coupled with daily whole body counting over the same period, was performed. An assessment of the laboratory where the accident occurred indicated that approximately 600ÁCi of radioactive phosphorus was missing. The total effective dose equivalent was estimated at 4.8rem (48mSv). This report confirms the value of using the ICRP-30 model with urinary measurements and whole body counting to estimate the radioactive dose received as a result of ingestion of P-32.
Descriptors (primary) radioactive contamination of personnel; laboratory work; dose equivalent; radioactive substances; phosphorus-32
Descriptors (secondary) ICRP; determination in urine; radiation monitoring; evaluation of technique
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Occupational exposure limits