Daily injections Strontium-90

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In 1960 Miriam P Finkel performed one of several Beagle Dog Experiments at Argonne National Laboratory. Finkel Investigated the health risks in beagles for extrapolation to possible effects on humans continuously exposed to strontium-90 from fallout from atmospheric nuclear weapons testing.

Gray Book Description

Copied from: GB Gerber, CR Watson, T Sugahara, and S Okada. International Radiobiology Archives of Long-Term Animal Studies I. Descriptions of Participating Institutions and Studies (1996) ([1])

Institution: Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne IL

Scientists: Miriam P Finkel; retired

Purpose Investigate health risks in beagles for extrapolation to possible effects on humans continuously exposed to strontium-90 from fallout from atmospheric nuclear weapons testing.

Status Injection of strontium-90 started in 1960, results unpublished. Copies of laboratory record books are available at NRA.

Treatment Multiple subcutaneous injections with strontium-90 chloride (5 injections/w).

Endpoints

Animal 98 Beagle dogs of various ages and both sexes in 8 groups

Results

References

Experimental Groups Study 103.01 Life-Span Health Risks: Daily injections of Strontium-90 in Beagles


Group Id Total Injected (MBq/kg) Number of Injections Age at First Injection(y) Number of Dogs
01 Control Control Control 29
02 55.13 257 0 6
03 17.76 to 24.9 83 to 116 0 11
04 55.5 259 0.6 to 0.8 16
05 55.5 259 2.4 6
06 5.55 259 0 17
07 5.55 259 0.5 14
Total 99

Data

The location of the original source data from this study is not known.

Tissues

There are no known preserved tissues from this study.

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