[ RadSafe ] "Toxic strontium" --- let's all panic (again).

Otto G. Raabe ograabe at ucdavis.edu
Wed Jun 15 05:53:39 CDT 2011

At 06:11 PM 6/14/2011, Steven Dapra wrote:
>More "news" from ABC.
>"Highly toxic radioactive strontium has been found in groundwater 
>near the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant."
It is true that high concentrations of Sr-90 in bone can cause bone 
sarcoma and leukemia, but the skeletal doses must exceed 10 Sv. This 
is shown in Figure 16 in my 2010 paper in the Health Physics Journal: 
OG Raabe, Concerning the Health Effects of Internally Deposited 
Radionuclides, Health Phys . 98: 515-536; 2010.

If you want a copy of this paper, send me an e-mail request.


Prof. Otto G. Raabe, Ph.D., CHP
Center for Health & the Environment
University of California
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