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NIOSH Testimony on Ionizing Radiation Standards for Metal and Nonmetal Mines by R. W. Niemeier, February 26, 1988.
NIOSH 1988 Feb:13 pages
This testimony addresses many questions and points in the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) proposed ionizing radiation standards. Specific items addressed in this testimony included the effect of the hard rock mining experience of the United States Public Health Service uranium miners cohort on the results of the analysis; the potential influence of other hard rock mining experience, the documentation of exposure to average radon progeny, how many lung cancer deaths were observed among miners, use of personal protective equipment, keeping of environmental and medical records, risk assessment, risk factors, risk analysis, possible biases in the study, adverse health effects of exposure, and random sampling strategies, relative risk of developing leukemia, pulmonary function testing, lung cancer survival rate, rotation of workers, radiation hormesis, lung cancer risk, healthy worker effect, ALARA, and the NIOSH recommended exposure limit.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Testimony; Niemeier-R-W; Mining-industry; Miners; Underground-mining; Radiation-exposure; Uranium-mining; Radon-daughters; Lung-cancer; Epidemiology;
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NIOSH, 13 pages
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