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Document ID (ISN)24855
CIS number 76-712
ISSN - Serial title 0017-9078 - Health Physics
Year 1975
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Schulte H.F.
Title Plutonium: Assessment of the occupational environment.
Bibliographic information Oct. 1975, Vol.29, No.4, p.613-618. 33 ref.
Abstract The author summarises the information available, stresses the difficulties involved in assessing the hazard of plutonium inhalation by workers and sets out a number of tentative conclusions. Evaluation of this hazard requires careful interpretation of all pertinent data resulting from 2 series of basic measurements: (1) measurements of plutonium air concentration, supplemented by particle size determination and estimates of duration of exposure; and (2) measurements on the workers such as urine assay and chest counting.
Descriptors (primary) plutonium; inhalation toxicity; hazard evaluation; radioactive substances
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; monitoring for air contamination; personnel monitoring; airborne dust
Document type -
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Risk evaluation