Biology of Radioiodine presents the proceedings of the Hanford Symposium on the Biology of Radioiodine by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and the Hanford Laboratories of the General Electric Company, held in Richland, Washington, on July 17-19, 1963. This book discusses the biochemistry and physiology of radioiodine.
Organized into 53 chapters, this compilation of papers begins with an overview of the comprehensive research program on radioiodine. This text then examines the risk in the occupations involving exposure to radiation. Other chapters consider the properties of different radioiodines, including fission yield, half-life, radiations, and precursors in the fission product decay series. This book discusses as well the empirical relationships relating the transfer of radioiodine from air to grass. The final chapter deals with biomedical considerations when large quantities of radioiodine are released in the environment.
This book is a valuable resource for biologists, physiologists, biochemists, and scientists.