Strontium-90 in shed deciduous teeth collected in Denmark, the Faraoes and Greenland from children born in 1950-1958

Asker Aarkrog

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    Abstract

    Shed deciduous teeth were collected in 1962-1965 from 25 schools in Denmark, the Faroes and Greenland. Approx. 10,000 teeth from children born in the period 1950-1958 are included in the present investigation, which compiles 215 90Sr analyses. The 90Sr level in deciduous teeth crowns increased by a factor of four from 1953 to 1958. Faroese teeth contained nearly 4 times as much 90Sr as teeth from Denmark and Greenland. Incisors contained approx. three fourths of the level found in second molars. The 90Sr diet levels measured in 1962-1966 in Denmark, the Faroes and Greenland showed a similar variation between locations as the 90Sr in deciduous teeth from children born in 1950-1958 in the same areas. The 90Sr mean level in shed deciduous teeth is considered as an estimate of the 90Sr content in the tooth donors bone when he was 1 year old. (C)1968Health Physics Society
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalHealth Physics
    Volume15
    Issue number2
    Pages (from-to)105-114
    ISSN0017-9078
    Publication statusPublished - 1968

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