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Document ID (ISN)26436
CIS number 77-102
ISSN - Serial title 0017-9078 - Health Physics
Year 1976
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ševc J., Kunz E., Plaček V.
Title Lung cancer in uranium miners and long-term exposure to radon daughter products.
Bibliographic information June 1976, Vol.30, No.6, p.433-437. 12 ref.
Abstract An epidemiological study in several thousand uranium miners in Czechoslovakia, divided into 3 age groups, showed an increasing ratio of observed to expected lung cancer incidence above 100 working level months (WLM) in the group as a whole and above 150WLM in the younger groups. The results are compared with those of U.S. studies up to 1973.
Descriptors (primary) Czechoslovakia; radon daughters; uranium mining; lung cancer; morbidity
Descriptors (secondary) USA; comparative study; statistical evaluation; 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