Concentration of Cesium-137 in Human Rib Bone

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Science  31 Aug 1962:
Vol. 137, Issue 3531, pp. 668
DOI: 10.1126/science.137.3531.668


The concentration of fission product cesium-137 in human rib, sampled from various age groups, has been determined by low-level gamma-ray spectrometry. We propose several possible interpretations of the data and point out the possibility that mechanisms of cesium retention may be age-dependent.