Test your Knowledge - QUESTION 2

If the same activity of any of the radionuclides listed below were ingested, which of the following would result in the greatest internal dose (in other words, which of the following would you least want to ingest)?

a. I-131 (beta and gamma emitter, concentrates in the thyroid).

b. P-32 (high energy beta).

c. C-14 (low energy beta).

d. P-32 (high energy beta).

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