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137 Cs concentrations in northern Alaskan Eskimos, 1962-79: effects of ecological, cultural and political factors.

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Source
Health Physics. 42(4):433-447.
Publication Type
Article
Date
1982
Author
Hanson, WC
Author Affiliation
Battelle
Source
Health Physics. 42(4):433-447.
Date
1982
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Article
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
Ambler
Anaktuvuk Pass
Barrow
Cesium-137
Diet, traditional
Food chain
Kotzebue
Point Hope
Radioactive fallout
Seasonal periodicity
Abstract
Concentrations of worldwide fallout 137Cs were measured in the lichen-caribou-Eskimo food chain of northern Alaska during the period 1962-79. Pronounced inputs of fallout occurred after major nuclear weapons tests in the atmosphere and 137Cs was transmitted through the food chain to Eskimos with about a 2-yr delay due to environmental parameters. Caribou (Rangifer tarandus) meat sampled during spring harvest contained 4 times the 137Cs concentration of lichens obtained from their winter range. Calculated caribou meat ingestion rates of Anaktuvuk Pass Eskimos during winter ranged from approximately 1 kg/day in 1964 to 0.16 kg/day in 1977. Several environmental factors affected seasonal patterns and amounts of 137Cs transferred through the food chain. Maximum 137Cs concentrations of approximately 20 nCi/kg body weight in ESkimos occurred in 1964 and have now decreased to approximately 0.5 nCi/kg, largely because of cultural and political factors. Radiation doses from 137Cs body burdens during the study period ranged from 60 mrad/yr in 1962 to approximately 140 mrad/yr during the 1962-64 maxima and decreased to 8 mrad/yr in 1979.
Notes
From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage. Citation number 832.
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Source
Health Physics. 1965 May;11:454
Publication Type
Article
Date
May-1965
Author
Beasley, T.M.
Palmer, H.E.
Author Affiliation
Hanford Laboratories (Richland, Washington)
Source
Health Physics. 1965 May;11:454
Date
May-1965
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Article
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
Anaktuvuk Pass
Cesium-137
Hair analysis
Notes
From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage. Citation number 812.
Cited in: Fortuine, Robert. 1968. The Health of the Eskimos: a bibliography 1857-1967. Dartmouth College Libraries. Citation number 120.
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137Cs: seasonal patterns in native residents of three contrasting Alaskan villages.

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Source
Health Physics. 21:585-591.
Publication Type
Article
Date
1971
Author
Hanson, W.C.
Author Affiliation
Battelle
Source
Health Physics. 21:585-591.
Date
1971
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Article
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
Arctic Village
Ambler
Anaktuvuk Pass
Cesium-137
Diet, traditional
Food chain
Radioactive fallout
Notes
From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage.
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Alaska radiological health activities.

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Source
Pages 74-86 in Science in Alaska 1965. Proceedings of the 16th Alaskan Science Conference. Alaska Div., American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Publication Type
Conference/Meeting Material
Date
1966
Author
Heidersdorf, S.D.
Author Affiliation
Alaska Department of Health and Welfare
Source
Pages 74-86 in Science in Alaska 1965. Proceedings of the 16th Alaskan Science Conference. Alaska Div., American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Date
1966
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Conference/Meeting Material
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
Radiation exposure, medical
Cesium-137
Strontium-90
Diet, traditional
Notes
From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage. Citation number 843.
Cited in: Fortuine, Robert. 1968. The Health of the Eskimos: a bibliography 1857-1967. Dartmouth College Libraries. Citation number 133.
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Office of Naval Research, Naval Research Laboratory, Hunter College
Publication Type
Book/Book Chapter
Date
1999
Author
Crane, K
Galasso, JL
Author Affiliation
Office of Naval Research, Naval Research Laboratory, Hunter College
Source
Office of Naval Research, Naval Research Laboratory, Hunter College
Date
1999
Language
English
Geographic Location
Multi-National
Publication Type
Book/Book Chapter
Physical Holding
University of Alaska Anchorage
Keywords
Acidification
Arctic haze
Atmospheric transport
Biota
Cesium-137
Climate change
Heavy metals
Marine-life contamination pathways
Oceanic transport
Ozone depletion
Plutonium-239
Plutonium-240
Radionuclides
Riverine transport
Strontium-90
Terrestrial-life contamination pathways
Transport pathways
Abstract
This atlas of environmental information is intended to display graphically and make available to a wide audience the data and references to data compiled as a result of the Arctic Nuclear Waste Assessment Program (ANWAP).
Notes
Available at UAA/APU Consortium Library Alaskana Collection: Oversize TD196.R3 C7 1999
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Biological half-time of cesium-137 in Eskimos

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Source
Pages 98-100 in U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. BNWL-280. Battelle Northwest.
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jan-1966
Author
Hanson, W.C.
Eberhardt, L.L.
Wade, D.D.
Author Affiliation
Battelle
Source
Pages 98-100 in U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. BNWL-280. Battelle Northwest.
Date
Jan-1966
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Indigenous Groups
Inuit
Publication Type
Article
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
Anaktuvuk Pass
Cesium-137
Cesium isotopes
Diet, traditional
Radiometry
Adolescent
Adult
Alaska
Inuits
Male
Child
Child, Preschool
Female
Humans
Middle Aged
Notes
From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage. Citation number 836.
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Cannikin nuclear explosion: human surveillance.

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Source
Pages 647-650 in R.J. Shephard and S. Itoh, eds. Circumpolar Health. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Circumpolar Health, 3rd, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, 1974.
Publication Type
Article
Date
1976
, (equivalent to 80,000 tons of TNT) in 1965 and 1969 (one megaton) • It was thus decided to assess the radioactive burden of Cesium-137, Strontium-90, Tritium, and Iron-55 among the native people of Atka, a small island about 200 miles fran ~chitka. About 85 Alaskan native people of Aleut heritage live
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Author
Brown, C.V.
Author Affiliation
U.S. Indian Health Service
Source
Pages 647-650 in R.J. Shephard and S. Itoh, eds. Circumpolar Health. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Circumpolar Health, 3rd, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, 1974.
Date
1976
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Multi-National
Publication Type
Article
Digital File Format
Text - PDF
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
Akhiok
Amchitka
Atka
Cannikin nuclear test
Cesium-137
Diet, traditional
Iron-55
Nuclear explosion
Strontium-90
Tritium
Notes
From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage. Citation number 818.
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Cesium-134 in Alaskan Eskimos and in fallout

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Source
Science. 1963 Oct;142(3588):66-67
Publication Type
Article
Date
Oct-1963
Author
Palmer, H.E.
Perkins, R.W.
Author Affiliation
Hanford Laboratories (Richland, Washington)
Source
Science. 1963 Oct;142(3588):66-67
Date
Oct-1963
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Article
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
Anaktuvuk Pass
Cesium-134
Cesium-137
Food chain
Abstract
Whole-body counts of Alaskan Eskimos during the summer of 1962 showed the presence of cesium-134 as well as cesium-137. Cesium-134 was also found in reindeer and caribou meat; this finding was confirmed through coincidence counting. There was generally about 1 percent as much cesium-134 as there was cesium-137. Cesium-134 was also found on air filters collected at Richland, Washington. The appearance of cesium-134 seems to be world-wide and continuing.
Notes
From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage. Citation number 850.
Cited in: Fortuine, Robert. 1968. The Health of the Eskimos: a bibliography 1857-1967. Dartmouth College Libraries. Citation number 147.
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Cesium-137 body burdens in Alaskan Eskimos during the summer of 1965.

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Source
Science. 1966 Jul 29; 153(3735): 525-526
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jul-29-1966
Author
W C Hanson
Source
Science. 1966 Jul 29; 153(3735): 525-526
Date
Jul-29-1966
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Indigenous Groups
Inuit
Publication Type
Article
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
Adolescent
Adult
Alaska
Cesium isotopes
Child
Child, Preschool
Female
Food contamination, radioactive
Humans
Inuits
Male
Meat
Anaktuvuk Pass
Cesium-137
Abstract
Cesium-137 body burdens of Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska, residents during the summer of 1965 were about 30 percent less than during 1964. Lower amounts of cesium-137 in the people reflected a similar decrease of this isotope in caribou flesh, which serves as the principal food of the natives.
Notes
From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage. Citation number 826.
Cited in: Fortuine, Robert. 1968. The Health of the Eskimos: a bibliography 1857-1967. Dartmouth College Libraries. Citation number 125.
PubMed ID
5938776 View in PubMed
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Cesium-137 body burdens of Alaskan men, spring 1965

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Source
Public Health Reports. 1965 Nov;80(11):949-953
Publication Type
Article
Date
Nov-1965
  1 website  
Author
Bruce, D.W.
Remark, D.G.
Averett, W.J.
Author Affiliation
U.S. National Institutes of Health
Source
Public Health Reports. 1965 Nov;80(11):949-953
Date
Nov-1965
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Kanakanak
Anaktuvuk Pass
Bethel
Cesium-137
Diet, traditional
Food chain
Kotzebue
Adult
Alaska
Cesium Isotopes - metabolism
Food contamination, radioactive
Humans
Male
Meat
Radiation Protection
Radiometry
Statistics as Topic
Abstract
The Division of Radiological Health, Public Health Service, initiated a study to provide further data for use in estimating the extent and magnitude of cesium 137 body burdens throughout Alaska. This report presents the results of an initial phase of the study, April and May 1965, which indicate that elevated cesium 137 body burdens are generally prevalent throughout the state.
Notes
From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage. Citation number 819.
Cites: Science. 1964 May 15;144(3620):859-6014149401
Cites: Science. 1965 Feb 5;147(3658):620-114241411
Cites: Radiol Health Data Rep. 1965 Apr;6:227-914317149
Cited in: Fortuine, Robert. 1968. The Health of the Eskimos: a bibliography 1857-1967. Dartmouth College Libraries. Citation number 122.
PubMed ID
4954033 View in PubMed
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