Phosphorus-32 is a high-energy beta emitter that may create a whole
body, skin, and an eye hazard. Most common means of detection is
with a thin-window probe or liquid scintillation.
1. Maximum energy: 1.71 MeV; the average energy is
2. Maximum range in air: 19 feet (6 m).
3. Maximum range in tissue: 8 mm.
4. IAEA toxicity classification: Medium-low.
5. Physical half-life: 14.29 days.
6. Effective half-life (Teff): 10-14 days.
7. Critical organ:
Bone for transportable compounds.
Lung and lower large intestine are critical organs for
inhalation and ingestion, respectively.
8. Personnel monitoring: Dosimeter and finger rings, uptakes
may be determined by urinalysis.
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