Zinc-65 in Foods and People

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Science  09 Jan 1959:
Vol. 129, Issue 3341, pp. 94-95
DOI: 10.1126/science.129.3341.94


Disposal of trace amounts of Zn65 is made in the Columbia River via Hanford reactor effluent water. The subsequent utilization of river water for irrigation permits the concentration of this radioisotope in farm produce and its eventual deposition in man. The Zn65 in irrigation water, in farm produce, and in individuals utilizing these materials has been measured.