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ID (ISN) del documento112417
Número CIS 12-0171
ISSN - Título de la serie 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Año 2011
Número de serie
Autor(es) Samson E., Telle-Lamberton M., Caër-Lorho S., Bard D., Giraud J.M., Metz-Flamant C., Neron M.O., Quesne B., Acker A., Tirmarche M., Hill C.
Título Cancer mortality among two different populations of French nuclear workers
Información bibliográfica Aug. 2011. Vol.84, No.6, p.627-634. Illus. 9 ref.
Acceso Internet Cancer_mortality_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [en inglés]
Resumen The aim of this study was to examine the effect of external photon radiation on the mortality of two populations of French nuclear workers, those exposed only to external photon radiation and those potentially-exposed also to internal contaminations and to neutrons. External photon radiation was measured through individual dosimeters. Potential exposure to internal contamination or to neutrons was assessed by experts on the basis of quantitative measurements or of worksite and type of activity. The mortality observed in each population was compared with that expected from national mortality statistics, by computing standardized mortality ratios. Dose-effect relationships were analyzed through trend tests and log-linear Poisson regressions. A total of 14,796 workers were exposed only to external photon radiation, while 14,408 workers were also potentially exposed to internal radiation or to neutrons. Overall healthy worker effects were observed in both populations (SMR 0.59). However, an SMR of 2.41 was observed for malignant melanoma among workers of the second population. Significant dose-effect relationships were observed among workers exposed only to external photon radiation for leukemia, and in the other population, for cancers and other diseases related to tobacco or alcohol consumption.
Descriptores (primarios) Francia; radiación ionizante; regeneración de los combustibles nucleares; mortalidad; cáncer; valoración de la exposición; factores de riesgo
Descriptores (secundarios) alcoholismo; fumadores; leucemia; factores de confusión; efecto en los trabajadores sanos; estudio de cohorte; valoración estadística; relación dosis-respuesta
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Patología profesional
Radiaciones
Broad subject area(s) Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
Riesgos físicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Cancer and carcinogens
Ionizing radiation