The inhalation of radioactive materials as related to hand contamination

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Tests performed to determine the hazard associated with the inhalation of radioactive materials as the result of smoking with contaminated hands indicate that for dry uranium compounds adhering to the palmar surfaces of the hands, approximately 1.0% of the material may be transferred to a cigarette, and that of this approximately 0.2% may appear in the smoke which is inhaled. Most of the contamination originally placed in a cigarette was found in the ash, and only 11% of the material was not recovered following burning; approximately half of this loss may be attributed to normal losses inherent in the analytical ... continued below

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Bailey, J.C. & Rohr, R.C. September 15, 1953.

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Tests performed to determine the hazard associated with the inhalation of radioactive materials as the result of smoking with contaminated hands indicate that for dry uranium compounds adhering to the palmar surfaces of the hands, approximately 1.0% of the material may be transferred to a cigarette, and that of this approximately 0.2% may appear in the smoke which is inhaled. Most of the contamination originally placed in a cigarette was found in the ash, and only 11% of the material was not recovered following burning; approximately half of this loss may be attributed to normal losses inherent in the analytical process, the recovery efficiency for which was found by supplementary experiments to be 95%.

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OSTI as DE95013608

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  • Other Information: PBD: 15 Sep 1953

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  • Other: DE95013608
  • Report No.: K--1071
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-26
  • DOI: 10.2172/127989 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 127989
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc626528

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Bailey, J.C. & Rohr, R.C. The inhalation of radioactive materials as related to hand contamination, report, September 15, 1953; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc626528/: accessed January 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.