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Reduction of radiocaesium transfer to broiler chicken meat by the hexacyanoferrate-cellulose binder "Bifezh".
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15599754     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The influence of Bifezh (a hexacyanoferrate compound as veterinary feed additive) on the transfer of (137)Cs to meat was investigated in broiler chickens after application of an artificially contaminated feed mixture. The reduction factors reached 2.23 and 8.46 for single and multiple (137)Cs administration, respectively. The elimination rate of (137)Cs in the decontamination period was only slightly increased by Bifezh. The reduction effect of Bifezh was considerably and positively limited by various amounts of the additive during both radiocaesium accumulation and decontamination. No significant differences in the reduction effect between breast and thigh meat were observed. In conclusion, the hexacyanoferrate-cellulose binder Bifezh can be recommended as an alternative chemical measure for reducing (137)Cs contamination of broiler chicken meat, although administration rates may need to be enhanced over those currently recommended.
Michael Pöschl; Petr Rezác
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2004-12-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiation and environmental biophysics     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0301-634X     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiat Environ Biophys     Publication Date:  2004 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-01-12     Completed Date:  2005-07-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0415677     Medline TA:  Radiat Environ Biophys     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  277-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
Faculty of Agronomy Department of Nuclear Methods, Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry in Brno, Zemedelská 1, 61300 Brno, Czech Republic.
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MeSH Terms
Administration, Oral
Animal Feed / analysis
Breast / drug effects,  metabolism
Cesium Radioisotopes / administration & dosage*,  analysis,  pharmacokinetics*
Ferrocyanides / administration & dosage*
Food Contamination, Radioactive / analysis*,  prevention & control*
Meat / analysis*
Metabolic Clearance Rate / drug effects
Muscle, Skeletal / drug effects,  metabolism*
Poultry Products / analysis
Radiation Protection / methods*
Radiation-Protective Agents / administration & dosage
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cesium Radioisotopes; 0/Ferrocyanides; 0/Radiation-Protective Agents; 0/ferrocyn

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