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Management methods of reducing radionuclide contamination of animal food products.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8248769     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Examples are given of general management methods that will reduce the contamination of domestic food producing animals. Such methods will decrease the radiation exposure of the animal which could be of importance for its health and long-term production of food but more importantly in the short term they will decrease transfer of radioactive contamination to animal food products, i.e. milk, meat, offal and eggs. The most important radionuclides contaminating food products of animal origin, 90Sr, 131I and 137Cs, are specifically discussed in detail. By choosing proper general management methods it is possible to decrease the transfer of contaminating radionuclides to animal food products by an order of magnitude or more.
Authors:
B E Jones
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Science of the total environment     Volume:  137     ISSN:  0048-9697     ISO Abbreviation:  Sci. Total Environ.     Publication Date:  1993 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-01-06     Completed Date:  1994-01-06     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0330500     Medline TA:  Sci Total Environ     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  227-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Clinical Chemistry, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animal Feed / standards*
Animal Husbandry / methods*
Animals
Cattle
Cesium Radioisotopes / pharmacokinetics*
Food Contamination, Radioactive / prevention & control*
Iodine Radioisotopes / pharmacokinetics*
Meat
Milk
Strontium Radioisotopes / pharmacokinetics*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cesium Radioisotopes; 0/Iodine Radioisotopes; 0/Strontium Radioisotopes

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