Skip to main content Skip to navigation

USTUR Mission Statement

The USTUR’s mission is to:

  • Follow up occupationally-exposed individuals (volunteer Registrants) by studying the biokinetics (deposition, translocation, retention, and excretion) and tissue dosimetry of uranium and transuranium elements, such as plutonium, americium, curium, and neptunium.
  • Obtain, analyze, preserve, and make available for future research, materials from individuals who had documented intakes of uranium and transuranium elements.
  • Apply USTUR data to refine dose assessment methods in support of reliable epidemiological studies, radiation risk assessment, and regulatory standards for radiological protection of workers and general public.