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Significance of radiation exposure from work-related chest x-rays for epidemiologic studies of radiation workers.
Cardarelli JJ; Spitz H; Rice C; Buncher CR; Elson H; Succop P
Arbete och Halsa 2001 Jun; 2001(10):153-154
Introduction: Occupational epidemiologic studies provide an opportunity to evaluate the health risks from exposure to low-levels of ionizing radiation. These studies rarely include exposures from medical sources. In two studies of atomic bomb survivors, the authors concluded that medical x-ray exposures should be evaluated to better understand the effects for low-level exposures to ionizing radiation (Yamamoto et al., 1988; Antoku et al., 1972). The aim of this study is to investigate multiple sources of worker exposures to external ionizing radiation at a uranium enrichment plant (a low-level exposure facility) between the early 1940s and 1990s and determine if work-related x-ray exposures added substantially to their cumulative occupational dose.
Epidemiology; X-ray-absorption; Employee-exposure; Chest-X-rays; Dose-response; Bone-marrow; Photofluoroscopy; Radiation; Radiation-exposure; Radiation-measurement; Humans; Ionizing-radiation; Medical-services; Uranium-compounds; Exposure-assessment
Hagsberg M; Knave B; Lillienberg L; Westberg H
Issue of Publication
Arbete och Halsa (X2001 - exposure assessment in epidemiology and practice, June 10-13, 2001, Göteborg, Sweden)
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