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HPA-RPD-017 - Human Biokinetics of Plutonium: a Compilation of Experimental Data

Strengthening the Frontline - Proposals for Future delivery


G Etherington, L K Fifield, G J Ham, J D Harrison and D Newton

Publication date: 2006-10

ISBN: 0-85951-582-6



This report has been prepared to give a detailed compilation of all the available data from the UK plutonium human volunteer studies except where they are fully documented elsewhere. It is not intended to review the results but rather to bring available data together in one publication. References are given to published work in which results are analysed. As the studies are still in progress, the report will be updated as more data becomes available.

Data from two studies are included, one initiated by the National Radiological Protection Board (NRPB,) now the Radiation Protection Division of the Health Protection Agency (HPA) and one initiated by AEA Technology, Harwell (AEAT) which was subsequently continued by Middlesex University (MU). A third study, initiated at NRPB, is described but data are not yet included.

Correspondence regarding this report should be addressed to in the first instance.

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Last reviewed: 30 July 2013