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Radiation hazards in uranium mines.

Authors
Holaday-DA
Source
Radiol Health Data Rep 1967 Mar; 8(3):135-138
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00073558
Abstract
A review of health studies of U.S. uranium miners is presented. The primary radiation hazard in uranium mines is alpha radiation which is delivered to the lungs by radon-222 (10043922) and its short- lived daughters. The appearance of lung cancer among uranium miners has been studied and found to be excessive. The cell type distribution of these cancers of uranium miners is different from that of the general population. Calculation of radiation dosage to the lungs of miners is difficult. General dilution ventilation is the primary method of controlling the radiation hazard, but it has limitations. Radiation exposure of uranium miners has gradually been reduced.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Radiation-hazards; Radiation-environment; Ionizing-radiation; Respiratory-system-disorders; Radon-daughters; Radioactive-products; Radiation-dosimetry; Control-measures; Hazards; Cytopathology
CODEN
RHDRAW
CAS No.
10043-92-2
Publication Date
19670301
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1967
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
3
ISSN
0033-8400
Priority Area
Pulmonary-system-disorders
Source Name
Radiological Health Data and Reports
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