Gamma-ray exposure during pregnancy

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This was one of several Beagle Dog Experiments at Argonne National Laboratory. The experiment was made to test the general health effects of daily Co-60 exposure ranging from 1 to 26 cGy per day on pups during pregnancy.

Summary

The following summary was prepared by Benjamin Haley using data from the beagle tissue archive at the woloschak laboratory. Its contents have not been proofed.


Dose Rate (cGy/day) Average Total Dose (cGy) No. of animals Dam or Pup
Control Control 11 Dam
Control Control 25 Pup
1 55 4 Dam
1 55 23 Pup
2 120 4 Dam
2 120 23 Pup
4 240 12 Dam
4 240 63 Pup
8 368 12 Dam
8 3552 12 Pup
8 480 28 Pup
13 455 11 Dam
13 572 42 Pup
26 520 2 Dam
26 520 12 Pup

Data

Data from this study is available freely from the Beagle Dog archive at northwestern [1] and from the European Radiobiology Archive [2] ( password required ).

Tissues

Tissues preserved from these studies are stored at the Beagle Dog Archive at Northwestern University. Tissues may be searched for using their website [3].

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