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Re: radium question

One of the most comprehensive review of the health effects of ingested
Ra-226 in real human beings (not a theoretical study) is that by R.E.
Rowlands, Radium in Humans - A Review of U.S. Studies, Argonne National
Lab. Report No. ANL/ER-3, UC-408, Sept. 1994.  I think this report is
available to the public from the US Dpt of Commerce, National Technical
Information Service, 5825 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA, 22161, Tel:
(703) 487 4650.

Philippe Duport
International Centre for Low Dose Radiation Research, University of Ottawa,
Canada.  E-mail: pduport@uottawa.ca or pduport@synapse.net 
At 10:31 AM 7/11/1999 -0500, you wrote:
>I would appreciate your help responding to the following question which was 
>sent to me.  If you have specific experience with this type of exposure and 
>risk analysis, please email Chris directly.
>Bill Field
>College of Public Health
>Department of Epidemiology
>University of Iowa
>I am looking for information on the effects of radium exposure, i.e.,
>or not radium can be absorbed through the skin (i.e., through bathing,
>whether irrigating lawns and crops with radium-contaminated water results in 
>any risk of radium being released into the air and then into the human body, 
>and if so, at what levels exposure becomes a problem.  I am aware of the EPA 
>MCL standards, but am wondering if there is any more specific information 
>available.  I have recently become aware that the water supply in the area
>which I live and work during the field season has had consistently high 
>levels of radium 226 and 228 (averaging 12.5 pCi/L over the last year or so) 
>-- hence, my concern.
>Thanks in advance,
>Chris Gebauer
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