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Individual Monitoring Dose Report

Instuctions

To view the most recent results of your individual measurement data, select your personal ID:

Rongelap Atoll

 

Enewetak Atoll

 

Utrok Atoll

 

Other Atolls


Introduction

Whole-body counting provides a direct measure of the total amount of cesium-137 present in the human body at the time of measurement. The amount of cesium-137 detected is usually reported in activity units of kilo-Becequerel (kBq), where 1 kBq equals 1000 Bq and 1 Bq = 1 nuclear transformation per second (t s-1). The detection of plutonium-239 (239Pu) and plutonium-240 (240Pu) in bioassay (urine) samples indicates the presence of internally deposited (systemic) plutonium in the body. At the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, plutonium bioassay measurements are performed using a state-of-the-art technology based on Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) (Brown et al., 2004; Hamilton et al., 2004; 2007). Under the Marshall Islands Plutonium Urinalysis Program, the urinary excretion of plutonium from program volunteers is usually described in activity units, expressed as micro-Becquerel (µBq) of 239+240Pu (the sum of the 239Pu and 240Pu activity) excreted (lost) per day (d-1); where 1  µBq d-1 = 10 –6 Bq d-1 and 1 Bq = 1 t s-1.



Individual Measurement Database

This website provides electronic access to verified whole body counting and plutonium urinalysis data developed under the Marshall Islands Individual Radiological Surveillance Program at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (1999-present). Please note that the data for Rongelap Atoll includes resettlement workers and other visitors to the island that are not necessarily affiliated with the Rongelap population group.



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