Iodine-131 in Utah during July and August 1962

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Science  16 Aug 1963:
Vol. 141, Issue 3581, pp. 640-642
DOI: 10.1126/science.141.3581.640


Nuclear explosions in Nevada in July 1962 caused an average intake of about 58,000 picocuries of I131 and a peak intake of 800,000 picocuries of I131 by Utah residents consuming one liter of milk per day. Corresponding infant thyroid doses were about 1 rad (average) and 14 rad (peak).