Cesium-137 Body Burdens in Alaskan Eskimos during the Summer of 1965

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Science  29 Jul 1966:
Vol. 153, Issue 3735, pp. 525-526
DOI: 10.1126/science.153.3735.525


Cesium-137 body burdens of Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska, residents during the summer of 1965 were about 30 percent less than during 1964. Lower amounts of cesium-137 in the people reflected a similar decrease of this isotope in caribou flesh, which serves as the principal food of the natives.

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