Accession Number:

ADA058781

Title:

Transfer Coefficients of Radionuclides Secreted in the Milk of Dairy Cows.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER WHITE OAK LAB SILVER SPRING MD

Report Date:

1978-06-10

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

Two lactating Holstein cows were administered orally one gelatin capsule per day for 14 consecutive days. Each capsule contained ten radionuclides in their water-soluble forms. The radionuclides were 51Cr, 54Mn, 60Co, 59Fe, 65Zn, 75Se, 125Sb, 131I, 137Cs, and 141Ce. Milk samples were collected and analyzed in a germanium lithium-drifted detector coupled to a 2048-multichannel gamma-ray analyzer to measure the low levels of complex mixtures of radionuclides. The transfer coefficients for the radionuclides were determined when their secretion in milk reached or approached the concentration plateau. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Food, Food Service and Nutrition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE