Letter | Published:

Whole-body Retention of Caesium-137 in Suckling and Weanling Mice

Naturevolume 214pages303304 (1967) | Download Citation

Subjects

Abstract

THERE have been many investigations of the metabolic behaviour of caesium-137 in man1,2 and experimental animals3. The findings showed that the biological half-times for caesium-137 increased with age4. In view of the scarcity of data on the retention of caesium-137 in young animals, we have investigated the phenomenon in suckling and weanling mice, and found an unusual retention pattern in sucklings, which had a longer biological half-time of 7.5 days.

Access optionsAccess options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

from$8.99

All prices are NET prices.

References

  1. 1

    Richmond, C. R., Furchner, J. E., and Langham, W. H., Health Phys., 8, 201 (1962).

  2. 2

    Rundo, J., Brit. J. Radiol., 37, 108 (1964).

  3. 3

    Richmond, C. R., Los Alamos Sci. Lab. Rep., LA–2207 (1958).

  4. 4

    Bengtsson, L. G., Naversten, Y., and Svensson, K. G., Assessment of Radioactivity in Man, Proceedings Series, Intern. Atomic Energy Agency, Vol. II, 21 (1964).

Download references

Author information

Author notes

    • NAONORI MATSUSAKA

    Present address: Biology Department, Battelle Memorial Institute, Richland, Washington

Affiliations

  1. National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Chiba, Japan

    • NAONORI MATSUSAKA
    •  & JIRO INABA

Authors

  1. Search for NAONORI MATSUSAKA in:

  2. Search for JIRO INABA in:

About this article

Publication history

Received

Revised

Issue Date

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1038/214303a0

Comments

By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.