Comparison of the radiological and chemical toxicity of lead

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This report estimates the worst-case radiological dose to an individual from ingested lead containing picocurie levels of radionuclides and then compares the calculated radiological health effects to the chemical toxic effects from that same lead. This comparison provides an estimate of the consequences of inadvertently recycling, in the commercial market, lead containing nominally undetectable concentrations of radionuclides. Quantitative expressions for the radiological and chemical toxicities of lead are based on concentrations of lead in the blood stream. The result shows that the chemical toxicity of lead is a greater health hazard, by orders of magnitude, than any probable companion radiation ... continued below

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Beitel, G. A. & Mott, S. March 1995.

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This report estimates the worst-case radiological dose to an individual from ingested lead containing picocurie levels of radionuclides and then compares the calculated radiological health effects to the chemical toxic effects from that same lead. This comparison provides an estimate of the consequences of inadvertently recycling, in the commercial market, lead containing nominally undetectable concentrations of radionuclides. Quantitative expressions for the radiological and chemical toxicities of lead are based on concentrations of lead in the blood stream. The result shows that the chemical toxicity of lead is a greater health hazard, by orders of magnitude, than any probable companion radiation dose.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96001623

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  • Hazardous waste and materials conference, Pocatello, ID (United States), 17-19 Apr 1995

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  • Other: DE96001623
  • Report No.: INEL--95/00095
  • Report No.: CONF-9504207--1
  • Grant Number: AC07-94ID13223
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 116651
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc623284

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Beitel, G. A. & Mott, S. Comparison of the radiological and chemical toxicity of lead, article, March 1995; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc623284/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.