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Document ID (ISN)21231
CIS number 74-1292
ISSN - Serial title 0017-9078 - Health Physics
Year 1973
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Archer V.E., Wagoner J.K., Lundin F.E.
Title Lung cancer among uranium miners in the United States.
Bibliographic information Oct. 1973, Vol.25, No.4, p.351-371. 21 ref.
Abstract Excess respiratory cancer has been demonstrated among all groups of uranium miners who have had more than 120 WLM (working level months) of radon daughter exposure. Lung cancer incidence rose with increasing exposure. Possible errors and factors which might distort the exposure-response relationship are reviewed. While cigarette smoking probably contributes to the excess of respiratory cancer in miners, permissible levels for radon daughters must be based on data derived from the environment in which miners continue to work and live.
Descriptors (primary) USA; radon daughters; uranium mining; lung cancer; mortality
Descriptors (secondary) smoking; dose-response relationship; survey
Document type -
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Mining and quarrying
Inorganic substances
Radon