From Yury Bandazhevsky:
The degree of the Cesium 137 accumulation in the body depends on a number of factors:
1. Concentrations in food
The highest levels of radionuclides were found in the body of people resided in areas with the highest rate of
contaminat ion with radionuclides and consumed mushrooms an berries.
Females accumulate Cesum 137 in their body in considerably lower concentrations than males, living in the same conditions.
Cesium 137 concentrations in children’s organs sig nificantly exceed the ones in adults.
4. Rhesus blood group
Individuals with rhesus negative blood accumulate Cesium 137 in lower concentrations in comparison withindividuals who have rhesus positive blood.
5. Physiological condition of the body
The Cesium 137 accumulation by the female body is sharply increasing during pregnancy.
6.Action of agents affecting incorporation of radionuclides in the digestive tract or their elimination
Enterosorbents including organic and nonorganic components can bind and remove radionuclides from the body.
Clay and pectin compounds are the most promising in this regardHowever, the question on the long term use of enterosorbents to reduce incorporation of radioactive elements in the organism now remains open. It is due to the fact that during enterosorption not only Cesium 137 radionuclides but other essential micro nutrients can be eliminated from the body.
7. Structural and functional peculiarities of organs and tissues
For many years research papers devoted to incorporation of Cesium 137 into the human and animal body stated that the above radionuclide is accumulated mainly by the muscular system. Radiometric measurements performed by Gomel State Medical University in 1996 – 1997 during autopsies of inhabitants of areas contaminated with radioactive elements found high levels of Cesium 137 in the heart, thyroid, adrenal and pancreatic glands, small and large intestine, stomach, kidneys, spleen, brain, lung and skeletal muscles.