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What does Fe59 stand for?

Fe59 stands for Radioactive Iron

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Between 1944 and 1974, more than 20 medical experiments charted the effects of radiation on pregnant women, including one at Vanderbilt University, where poor, white pregnant women were given cocktails of radioactive iron.
The small findings of radioactive iron have now been confirmed in samples of rainwater and low-lying foliage soaked by rain that fell in intermittent showers between April 4 and 6 BEIRUT: Radioactive traces from Japan's Fukushima plant have been detected in Lebanese soil, the National Council for Scientific Research announced Thursday.
At a state school in Fernald, Massachusetts, nineteen mentally retarded teenage boys were exposed to radioactive iron and calcium in their breakfast cereal.
In this regard, the report points to studies in which researchers exposed people to plutonium and other radioactive materials "with no clear therapeutic or diagnostic potential," in which researchers irradiated the testicles of prisoners, and in which pregnant women received radioactive iron as part of a study on uptake of the metal by the fetus.
From 1945 to 1956, researchers at Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and elsewhere fed cereal laced with radioactive calcium and radioactive iron to mentally retarded residents of the Fernaid State School in Waltham, Mass.