Strontium 90 as an indicator of time since death: a pilot investigation

Sue M. Maclaughlin-Black, Ruth J. M. Herd, Keith Wilson, Melvyn Myers, Iain E. West

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    30 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    The results of a pilot investigation are presented. The study aimed to show that the presence of radioactive strontium-90 in human bone could be used as evidence of active uptake during life. In this way the time since death of the individual could be identified as occurring before or after the date when atmospheric levels of radioactive strontium were at a peak in the early 1960s. The results of this initial investigation were encouraging but further detailed analysis is required on a substantially larger sample of material spanning a more controlled time period.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)51-56
    Number of pages6
    JournalForensic Science International
    Volume57
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 1992

    Fingerprint

    Strontium
    Bone and Bones

    Cite this

    Maclaughlin-Black, Sue M. ; Herd, Ruth J. M. ; Wilson, Keith ; Myers, Melvyn ; West, Iain E. / Strontium 90 as an indicator of time since death : a pilot investigation. In: Forensic Science International. 1992 ; Vol. 57, No. 1. pp. 51-56.
    @article{10cdeda652d84cb780fa015a0b6a6015,
    title = "Strontium 90 as an indicator of time since death: a pilot investigation",
    abstract = "The results of a pilot investigation are presented. The study aimed to show that the presence of radioactive strontium-90 in human bone could be used as evidence of active uptake during life. In this way the time since death of the individual could be identified as occurring before or after the date when atmospheric levels of radioactive strontium were at a peak in the early 1960s. The results of this initial investigation were encouraging but further detailed analysis is required on a substantially larger sample of material spanning a more controlled time period.",
    author = "Maclaughlin-Black, {Sue M.} and Herd, {Ruth J. M.} and Keith Wilson and Melvyn Myers and West, {Iain E.}",
    year = "1992",
    month = "11",
    doi = "10.1016/0379-0738(92)90045-X",
    language = "English",
    volume = "57",
    pages = "51--56",
    journal = "Forensic Science International",
    issn = "0379-0738",
    publisher = "Elsevier",
    number = "1",

    }

    Strontium 90 as an indicator of time since death : a pilot investigation. / Maclaughlin-Black, Sue M.; Herd, Ruth J. M.; Wilson, Keith; Myers, Melvyn; West, Iain E.

    In: Forensic Science International, Vol. 57, No. 1, 11.1992, p. 51-56.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    TY - JOUR

    T1 - Strontium 90 as an indicator of time since death

    T2 - a pilot investigation

    AU - Maclaughlin-Black, Sue M.

    AU - Herd, Ruth J. M.

    AU - Wilson, Keith

    AU - Myers, Melvyn

    AU - West, Iain E.

    PY - 1992/11

    Y1 - 1992/11

    N2 - The results of a pilot investigation are presented. The study aimed to show that the presence of radioactive strontium-90 in human bone could be used as evidence of active uptake during life. In this way the time since death of the individual could be identified as occurring before or after the date when atmospheric levels of radioactive strontium were at a peak in the early 1960s. The results of this initial investigation were encouraging but further detailed analysis is required on a substantially larger sample of material spanning a more controlled time period.

    AB - The results of a pilot investigation are presented. The study aimed to show that the presence of radioactive strontium-90 in human bone could be used as evidence of active uptake during life. In this way the time since death of the individual could be identified as occurring before or after the date when atmospheric levels of radioactive strontium were at a peak in the early 1960s. The results of this initial investigation were encouraging but further detailed analysis is required on a substantially larger sample of material spanning a more controlled time period.

    U2 - 10.1016/0379-0738(92)90045-X

    DO - 10.1016/0379-0738(92)90045-X

    M3 - Article

    VL - 57

    SP - 51

    EP - 56

    JO - Forensic Science International

    JF - Forensic Science International

    SN - 0379-0738

    IS - 1

    ER -