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King, Donna C.: Testing for cesium and barium in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Neurotoxicology Vol. 29, Issue 4, (July, 2008) p. 751.
'This ALS patient had several known exposures to cesium and barium throughout her lifetime. In utero, she lived downwind from the first atomic bomb test in 1945. As a child, she lived on military bases where barium is sprayed over flight paths and found in jet fuel. In 1971, she swam in the Savannah River when 137Cs was discharged into surface waters. For twenty years, she lived in a county with high 137Cs accumulation due to global fallout (Anspaugh LR, 2000). She also received a diagnostic barium X-ray in her fifties because of chronic constipation.'
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