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  • Main Title Use of total beta counts to estimate GI tract dose rates


  • Author: Hall, R. B.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: Pacific Northwest Laboratory
    Place of Publication: Richland, Washington
    Additional Info: Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)


  • Creation: 1965-10-25


  • English


  • Content Description: It was the practice for several years to estimate the potential dose rate to the gastrointestinal from sanitary water sources by evaluating the results of radiochemical analysis of individual nuclides. The proposed method estimates the GI tract dose from Pasco and Richland domestic water from measurements of the total beta activity, and permits more frequent and more economical evaluation of a variable source of radiation exposure. Beginning with 1964 data, the GI tract dose rate for Richland and Pasco sanitary water has been obtained by multiplying the total beta count by a conversion factor derived from the historical relationship between the radiochemical analyses and the total beta counts. Either the accumulation of more data or changes in the relative abundance of the more significant nuclides in the water may result in changes in this factor.
  • Physical Description: 15 p.


  • Keyword: Arsenic 76
  • STI Subject Categories: 62 Radiology And Nuclear Medicine
  • Keyword: Radiation Monitoring
  • Keyword: Beta Particles
  • Keyword: Man
  • Keyword: Unsealed Radionuclides In Therapy
  • Keyword: Chromium 51
  • Keyword: Copper 64
  • Keyword: Zinc 65
  • Keyword: Water Utilities
  • Keyword: Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Keyword: Radiation Doses
  • Keyword: Human Populations
  • STI Subject Categories: 550604
  • Keyword: Neptunium 239
  • STI Subject Categories: 63 Radiation, Thermal, And Other Environ. Pollutant Effects On Living Orgs. And Biol. Mat.
  • Keyword: Sodium 24
  • Keyword: Dose Rates
  • Keyword: Hanford Reservation
  • Keyword: Urban Areas
  • Keyword: Phosphorus 32
  • Keyword: Risk Assessment 560151


  • Other Information: PBD: 25 Oct 1965


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Other: DE93001317
  • Report No.: BNWL-CC--250
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/10184686
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 10184686
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1397428


  • Display Note: OSTI; NTIS; GPO Dep.