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The report narrative with appendices, now available on the Internet, describes study methods and calculations in detail, including estimated iodine-131 exposures in each county in the 48 contiguous states following the tests.
Also on the Internet is the entire data set on which the exposure estimates are based. The data set consists of about 100,000 pages of tables which include, for example, estimated iodine-131 concentrations in cows' milk and other foodstuffs; estimated ground deposition of I-131; and estimated thyroid doses for 13 different age groups and four different scenarios of milk consumption. All data are tabulated by county, test, and test series, and an index allows users to access the information by either test or county.
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