Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
||The Los Alamos Laboratory, also known as SiteY or Project
Y, was built in 1943 to design and build an atomic bomb.
After World War II, LANL scientists continued to perfect US weapons
during the cold war. Today, LANL is a security research institution,
with the responsibility of ensuring the safety, security,
and reliability of the nation's nuclear deterrent.
Nuclear workers from the Los Alamos National Laboratory have been
included in many NIOSH studies. Below are fact sheets that summarize
some of the study findings for workers.
Multi-site leukemia worker notification (March 2008) presented
at worker briefing September 2008.
Publications from NIOSH studies done at LANL
Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and radiation: findings
among workers at five US nuclear facilities and a review of the recent
of chronic myeloid and acute leukemia mortality following exposure
to ionizing radiation among workers at four U.S. nuclear
and a nuclear naval shipyard. (2007)
Bone marrow dose estimates from work-related medical x-ray examinations
given between 1943 and 1966 for personnel from five U.S. nuclear
Assessment of plutonium exposures for an epidemiological study of
US nuclear workers. (2005)
Bias and uncertainty of penetrating photon dose measured by film dosimeters
in an epidemiologic study of US nuclear workers. (2005)
Risk of cancer after low doses of ionising radiation: retrospective
cohort study in 15 countries. (2005)
Leukemia mortality among radiation-exposed workers. (2001)
Study of mortality among female nuclear weapons workers. (2000)
The health effects of downsizing in the nuclear industry: findings
at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. (2000) Final Report;
A case control study of multiple myeloma at four nuclear
facilities (2000) PDF version of report: pages
1-50 (6566KB); pages
51-100 (3416KB); pages
101-150 (5744KB); pages
151-202 (4283KB).(PDF Document)
Publications from grant-funded studies done at LANL
Wiggs LD, Cox-DeVore CA, Voelz GL (1991). Mortality among a cohort
of workers monitored for 210Po Exposure: 1944-1972. Health Phy 61(1):71-76.
Wiggs LD, Cox-DeVore CA, Wilkinson GS, Reyes M (1991). Mortality
among workers exposed to external ionizing radiation at a nuclear
facility in Ohio. J Occup Med 33(5): 632-637.
Wiggs LD, Johnson ER, Cox-DeVore CA, Voelz GL (1991). Mortality
through 1990 among white male workers at Los Alamos National
Considering exposures to plutonium and external ionizing radiation.
Health Phy 67(6): 577-588.
Los Alamos National Laboratory
External link: http://www.lanl.gov
Medical screening programs available to workers
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Worker Health Protection
External link: http://www.worker-health.org
To learn more, call 513-367-1333