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Approaches to attribution of detrimental health effects to occupational ionizing radiation exposure and their application in compensation programmes for cancer: a practical guide.

Authors
Billard-J; Carr-Z; Deboodt-P; Foster-P; Gentner-N; Gonzalez-A; Gustafsson-M; Kutkov-VA; Land-CE; Landfermann-HH; Lewis-MD; Muller-W-U; Neton-S; Owen-D; Perez-M; Repacholi-M; Schneider-T; Schubauer-Berigan-M; Seitz-G; Tanaka-T; Valentin-J; Wakeford-R; Westerholm-P; Zeeb-H
Source
Niu S, Deboodt P, Zeeb H, eds., Geneva: International Labour Organization, 2010 Feb; :1-99
NIOSHTIC No.
20037646
Abstract
Workers exposed to ionizing radiation in the course of their work may claim for compensation if they develop cancer. However, cancer is a common disease, especially in older age, and most cancers will be caused by non-occupational risk factors. Compiled by international experts, this book examines in detail the scientific basis for risk attribution, focusing in particular on the methodological issues associated with attributing individual cancers to previous occupational radiation exposures. The general features of compensation schemes are also presented, along with examples of compensation schemes from different countries, which illustrate a variety of approaches.
Keywords
Workers; Ionization; Ionizing-radiation; Radiation; Cancer; Occupational-exposure; Occupational-health; Risk-factors; Author Keywords: guide; ionizing radiation; occupational health; occupational disease; cancer; employment accident benefit
Publication Date
20100201
Document Type
Book
Editors
Niu-S; Deboodt-P; Zeeb-H
Fiscal Year
2010
ISBN No.
9789221224136
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Priority Area
Manufacturing
Source Name
Approaches to attribution of detrimental health effects to occupational ionizing radiation exposure and their application in compensation programmes for cancer: a practical guide
State
OH
Page last reviewed: March 11, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division