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Document ID (ISN)19883
CIS number 72-2326
Year 1972
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ševc J., Plaček V., Jeřábek J.
Title Lung cancer risk in relation to long-term radiation exposure in uranium mines
Bibliographic information Purkyně Medical Research and Postgraduate Institute Press, Hradec Králové, Czechoslovakia, 1971, p.315-326. Illus. 11 ref.
Abstract Paper read at the 4th Conference of Radiation Hygiene at Jasná pod Chopkom, Czechoslovakia, 1971. Initial results of an epidemiological study on 4364 uranium-mine workers show a linear relationship between the relative incidence of new cases of lung cancer and cumulative exposure to radon daughter products, and a significant relationship between this incidence and age at first exposure. It is considered that 10-years exposure to a mean radon daughter product concentration of 4x104MeV/L may produce a maximum of 5 new cases of cancer per 1000 workers.
Descriptors (primary) radon daughters; radiation cancer; uranium mining; radioactive substances; lung cancer
Descriptors (secondary) radon; uranium; cumulative properties; dose-response relationship; statistical evaluation; epidemiologic study
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Mining and quarrying
Inorganic substances