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Evaluation of Methods for Setting Occupational Health Standards for Uranium Miners.

Authors
Cross-FT; Bloomster-CH; Hendrickson-PL; Nelson-IC; Hooper-BL; Merrill-JA; Stuart-BO
Source
Battelle, Pacific Northwest Laboratories, Richland, Washington, 1974 Mar:312 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00047921
Abstract
A review is made of the methods employed in development of radiation exposure standards for uranium (7440611) mines over the past 30 years. The process of imposing standards to identify factors important in evolving standards is examined with a view to develop protection against future toxic agents. Topics include methods for setting radiation exposure standards for uranium miners, epidemiology of European and American uranium miners, other groups exposed to radon (10043922) and radon daughters, Newfoundland fluorspar miners, British iron (7439896) miners, Russian manganese (7439965) miners, potash miners, Swedish zinc (7440666) miners, relationship of cost to mine operators and incidence of respiratory cancer deaths, costs to government and society of exposure standard setting methodologies; comparison and selection of exposure standards and exposure standard setting methodologies, and factors influencing enforcement of exposure standards.
Keywords
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-099-72-0135; Lung-cancer; Mining-industry; Metal-poisoning; Radiation-hazards; Respiratory-system-disorders; Radioisotopes; Radioactivity;
CAS No.
7440-61-1; 10043-92-2; 7439-89-6; 7439-96-5; 7440-66-6;
Publication Date
19740301
Funding Type
Contract;
Fiscal Year
1974
NTIS Accession No.
PB-237744
NTIS Price
A15
Identifying No.
Contract-099-72-0135
Priority Area
Respiratory-system-disorders
Source Name
Battelle, Pacific Northwest Laboratories, Richland, Washington, 312 pages, 93 references
State
WA;
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