Strontium-90 Content of Deciduous Human Incisors

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Science  12 Apr 1963:
Vol. 140, Issue 3563, pp. 176-177
DOI: 10.1126/science.140.3563.176


The concentrations of strontium-90 in deciduous incisor teeth of children born in St. Louis between 1949 to 1957 are in accord with estimated bone levels, suggesting that human deciduous teeth are useful as an index of strontium-90 accumulation during the time the teeth are formed.