Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 115, Issue 2, pp 309–315 | Cite as

Concentration of239, 240Pu in human bone

  • H. Kawamura
  • G. Tanaka
  • K. Shiraishi


Some results of the plutonium determination for bone ash samples collected in Japan are presented. Mean239,240Pu concentration in the adult vertebra was 0.53 pCi/kg of ash during the period 1978 through 1983. The data are roughly in coincidence with estimated plutonium concentrations in the trabecular bone from reported air plutonium concentrations using the ICRP model and metabolic data, and weight of bone in Reference Japanese Man.


Japan Physical Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Trabecular Bone Plutonium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Kawamura
    • 1
  • G. Tanaka
    • 1
  • K. Shiraishi
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of RadioecologyNational Institute of Radiological SciencesNakaminato, IbarakiJapan

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