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A REVIEW OF -LABORATORY ANIMAL, EXPERIMENTS
RELATED TO THE RADIOBIOLOGY OF TRITIUM
The preparation of this paper has given me an opportunity to catch
up on developments in a field in which I have not been personally active
for a number of years. I've felt a little guilty about passing myself
off as an expert, under these circumstances, but, I can easily rationalize
my position by noting that I have an obviously open mind and can; therefore,
be totally objective.
Let me first describe the assignment, as I have interpreted it. I
shall be .concerned with laboratory animal experiments, which excludes all
studies of environmental tritium. The general theme of this symposium--this
whole meeting actually--has 'been radiation protection standards for man,
and this emphasis will also serve to narrow my coverage. I shall confine
myself to those studies relevant to important human hazard concerns, neglecting
strictly tracer studies and studies with particular compounds, such as
tritiated thymidine, which, are not a hazard of concern to large numbers
2 One can recognize two general types of laboratory animal studies
with tritium, which are of interest-to us in this narrowed context. There
are studies of tritium metabolism, which tell us where tritium goes in the
animal, and how long it stays, and from which we may calculate radiation
dose rates and infer biological effects. And there are studies of
tritium toxicity which tell us directly what may happen to animals and
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Thompson, R. C. A REVIEW OF LABORATORY ANIMAL EXPERIMENTS RELATED TO THE RADIOBIOLOGY OF TRITIUM., report, January 1, 1971; Richland, Washington. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1030877/m1/4/: accessed March 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.