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Radioactive Strontium: Estimation of the Amount Accidentally Ingested

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Science  14 May 1965:
Vol. 148, Issue 3672, pp. 955-957
DOI: 10.1126/science.148.3672.955

Abstract

If radioactive strontium is accidentally ingested or inhaled, the amount absorbed may be calculated with reasonable accuracy from the amount of calcium and strontium excreted in the urine in a single day. The amount retained by the body initially may be calculated from the amount of radiostrontium excreted in the feces in the first few days.