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A Rapid Method for Estimation of Iodine-131 in Milk

Naturevolume 199pages503504 (1963) | Download Citation



Cosslett and Watts1 have described a method for the removal of iodine-131 from milk by means of an anion exchange resin prepared in the chloride form. They reported 96–98 per cent retention of radioactive iodine by the resin and assumed that the iodine residual in the milk was present as a non-ionic species. Lengemann and Swanson2, Garner3 and Morgan4 have all found non-ionic iodine (that is, protein-bound) in cow's milk, whereas Glascock5, Wright, Christian and Andrews6 believed that all physiologically occurring iodine-131 was completely ionized.

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    Cosslett, P., and Watts, R. E., AERE-R-2881 (1959).

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    Lengemann, F. W., and Swanson, E. W., J. Dairy Sci., 40, 216 (1957).

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    Garner, R. J. Paper presented at a conference on The Passage of Fission Products through Food Chains (AERE, Harwell, 1958).

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    Morgan, A., J. Dairy Res., 27, 399 (1960).

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    Glascock, R. F., J. Dairy Res., 21, 318 (1954).

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    Wright, W. E., Christian, J. E., and Andrews, F. N., J. Dairy Sci., 38, 131 (1955).

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    Tecnical Manager (Chemistry), P.G. Report 204 (W).

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    Boni, A. L., Analyst, 88, 64 (1963).

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  1. U.K. Atomic Energy Authority, Production Group, Chapelcross Works, Annan, Dumfriesshire

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