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Document ID (ISN)20301
CIS number 74-425
ISBN(s) 3-540-06168-1
Year 1973
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hodge H.C., Stannard J.N., Hursh J.B.
Title Uranium - Plutonium - Transplutonic elements.
Bibliographic information Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology, Heffter-Heubner New Series, Vol.36, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberger Platz 3, 1 Berlin 33, Germany (Fed.Rep.), 1973. 995 p. Illus. Approx. 2,600 ref. Price: US-$153.40.
Abstract This book is intended primarily as a textbook for toxicologists, with emphasis on the control of hazardous elements in industry and the environment. Chapters are devoted to: history of uranium poisoning; physical and chemical properties of uranium; animal experiments; data on man; protection criteria; environmental monitoring and personnel protection in uranium processing; uranium mining hazards; biomedical aspects of plutonium; chemical and physical properties of plutonium; distribution, excretion and effects of plutonium as a bone-seeker; plutonium in soft tissues with emphasis on the respiratory tract maximum permissible body burdens and concentrations of plutonium; bioassay of plutonium; industrial hygiene, health physics and related aspects; plutonium in the environment; history of the transplutonic elements; metabolism and biological effects of the transplutonium elements; maximum permissible concentrations and maximum permissible body burdens; bioassay of transplutonium elements; medical uses: americium-241 and californium-252. Extensive alphabetical author and subject indexes are provided.
Descriptors (primary) plutonium and compounds; toxicology; transplutonium elements; uranium and compounds; radioactive substances
Descriptors (secondary) radiation protection; body retention; radon; radon daughters; americium; curium; californium; nephritis; haematological changes; limitation of exposure; radiation injury; animal experiments; in vitro experiments; radiation monitoring; dosimetry; permissible radiation doses; biological effects; carcinogenic effects; chelation therapy; cardiovascular diseases; berkelium; einsteinium; hepatotoxic effects
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances