BirthdayJanuary 7, 2005

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Albert Stevens

    Full name: Albert Stevens
    Also known as: Albert Stevens, Stevens, Albert
    Professions: Subject of a human radiation experiment
    Nationality: American
    Occupation: House painter

  2. Albert Stevens Known for

    Surviving the highest known radiation dose in any human

  3. Albert Stevens Death information

    Died: Sunday, 9th of January, 1966 (Age: 38)
    Death cause: cardiorespiratory failure

  4. Albert Stevens Biography

    Albert Stevens (1887–1966), also known as patient CAL-1, was the subject of a human radiation experiment, and survived the highest known accumulated radiation dose in any human. On May 14, 1945, he was injected with 131 kBq (3.55 µCi) of plutonium without his knowledge or informed consent.Plutonium remained present in his body for the remainder of his life, the amount decaying slowly through radioactive decay and biological elimination. Stevens died of heart disease some 20 years later, having accumulated an effective radiation dose of 64 Sv (6400 rem) over that period. The current annual permitted dose for a radiation worker in the United States is 5 rem.

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