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Evaluation of methods for setting occupational health standards for uranium miners.
Cross-FT; Bloomster-CH; Hendrickson-PL; Nelson-IC; Hooper-BL; Merrill-JA; Stuart-BO
Battelle, Pacific Northwest Laboratories, Richland, Washington, 1974 Mar; :1-312
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.
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-099-72-0135; Lung-cancer; Mining-industry; Metal-poisoning; Radiation-hazards; Respiratory-system-disorders; Radioisotopes; Radioactivity;
7440-61-1; 10043-92-2; 7439-89-6; 7439-96-5; 7440-66-6;
Final Contract Report
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Battelle, Pacific Northwest Laboratories, Richland, Washington
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