Abstract Title:

Reduction of radiocaesium absorption by sheep consuming feed contaminated with fallout from Chernobyl.

Abstract Source:

Vet Rec. 1988 Jun 4;122(23):560-3. PMID: 2842924

Abstract Author(s):

M Phillippo, S Gvozdanovic, D Gvozdanovic, J K Chesters, E Paterson, C F Mills

Article Affiliation:

Powett Research Institute, Bucksburn, Aberdeen.


Two compounds, a zeolite, clinoptilolite, and a ferrocyanide, potassium hexacyanocobalt (II) ferrate (II), were found to be the most effective adsorbers of caesium in vitro. When used in vivo they significantly reduced the absorption of caesium by sheep fed contaminated herbage. These compounds did not alter the rate of excretion of pre-absorbed caesium, which varied with the time from cessation of contamination.

Study Type : Animal Study

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