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Current literature report on the carcinogenic properties of ionizing and nonionizing radiation. Volume I -- optical radiation.
Cunningham-Dunlop S; Urbach BH
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 78-122, 1977 Dec; :1-98
A general overview of the known and potential carcinogenic hazards of occupational exposure to ultraviolet, visible, and infrared radiation is presented, based on a literature review of original investigations published since 1970. Recent findings and current substantive issues are reported, and the impressions of investigators regarding the types of cancer induced by optical radiation are discussed. Other issues addressed include: proposed radiocarcinogen mechanisms, dose response relationships, wavelength dependence, and synergistic (cocarcinogenic) effects. The risk of excess radiation induced cancer under commonly encountered conditions of occupational exposure to ionizing and nonionizing radiation is estimated, and specific gaps in the present knowledge of radiation carcinogenesis are identified.
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-76-0145; Radiation-effects; Radiation-tolerance; Cancerogenesis; Carcinogens; Cell-growth; Cell-alteration; Cell-reactions; Exposure-limits; Physiological-stress; Radiation-exposure; Radiation-hazards
DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 78-122; Contract-210-76-0145
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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