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Evaluation of work-related medical x-rays in epidemiological studies of nuclear workers.

Authors
Cardarelli-JJ; Spitz-HB; Rice-C; Buncher-CR; Elson-H; Succop-P; Daniels-RD; Kubale-T
Source
Radiat Res 2002 Dec; 158(6):807-808
NIOSHTIC No.
20023476
Abstract
Occupational epidemiological studies provide an opportunity to evaluate the health risks from exposure to low levels of ionizing radiation. These studies rarely include exposures from medical sources. In two studies of atomic bomb survivors, the authors concluded that medical X-ray exposures should be evaluated to better understand the effects of low level exposures to ionizing radiation (1, 2). The aim of this study was to investigate multiple sources of worker exposures to external ionizing radiation at a uranium enrichment plant (a low-level exposure facility) between the early 1940s and 1990s and determine if work-related X-ray exposures added substantially to their cumulative occupational dose.
Keywords
Epidemiology; Workers; X-ray-analysis; X-ray-diagnosis; Health-hazards; Exposure-levels; Ionizing-radiation; Radiation; Radiation-exposure; Radiation-levels; Radiation-monitoring; Uranium-compounds; Occupational-hazards
Contact
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Robert A. Taft Laboratories (R-44), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226
CODEN
RAREAE
CAS No.
7440-61-1
Publication Date
20021201
Document Type
Abstract
Fiscal Year
2003
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
6
ISSN
0033-7587
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Priority Area
Research Tools and Approaches: Exposure Assessment Methods
Source Name
Radiation Research
State
OH
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