Radioactivity of teeth in the follow-up of old contamination cases

  • J. P. Culot
  • W. Blommaert
  • C. Hurtgen
  • J. P. Minon


The activity of plutonium and americium has been measured in teeth from two persons involved in an incident 25 years ago at Eurochemic. Assuming that the alpha activity of the teeth is representative of the activity of the skeleton an estimate of the systemic body burden is given and compared to the value obtained from the late urinary excretion using the Leggett-Eckerman excretion model. The results are compared with some data from US Transuranium and Uranium Registries.


Physical Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Uranium Urinary Excretion Plutonium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. P. Culot
    • 1
  • W. Blommaert
    • 2
  • C. Hurtgen
    • 3
  • J. P. Minon
    • 4
  1. 1.A. V. NuclearBruxellesBelgium
  2. 2.Department of Health, Safety & EnvironmentBELGOPROCESSDesselBelgium
  3. 3.Radioprotection DepartmentSCK.CENMolBelgium
  4. 4.NIRAS.ONDRAFBruxellesBelgium

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