Radioactivity Measurements in Alaskan Eskimos in 1963

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Science  15 May 1964:
Vol. 144, Issue 3620, pp. 859-860
DOI: 10.1126/science.144.3620.859


During the summer of 1963 people at five villages above the Arctic Circle in Alaska were measured for accumulated radioactivity with a portable whole-body counter. Adults of the interior village of Anaktuvuk Pass showed the highest average body burden, 628 nanocuries of cesium-137. This is an increase of nearly 50 percent over the summer before. The maximum burden foundwas 1.24 microcuries.