Title

Iodine-129 in Man, Cow and Deer

Abstract

Concentrations of129I and values of the129I/127I ratio have been measured in over forty individual thyroids of human, cow and deer from Missouri. Deer thyroids show an average value of129I/127I = 1.8 x 10-8and129I concentrations of 3x 10-3pCi per g of thyroid (wet weight). Thyroids of cow and human show successively lower values of the129I/127I ratio and for the129I content due to dilution of129I from the natural geochemical cycle with mineral iodine in their diets. Analyses on a few thyroids from other areas are also reported.

Department(s)

Chemistry

Keywords and Phrases

Iodine 129; Radioisotope; Animal Experiment; Body Burden; Cardiovascular System; Cattle; Human; Mammal; Methodology; Normal Human; Thyroid Gland; Animals; Cattle; Deer; Diet; Ecology; Environmental Exposure; Humans; Iodine Radioisotopes; Missouri; Radioactive Pollutants; Thyroid Gland

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

00179078

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1978 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, All rights reserved.

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