|Document ID (ISN)||29950|
|Convention or series no.
||Lung cancer in uranium miners - 2 case studies
||Le cancer du poumon des mineurs d'uranium - Etude Ó propos de deux cas. [in French]|
||UniversitÚ de Clermont-Ferrand I, FacultÚ de mÚdecine, Clermont-Ferrand, France, 1977. 43p. Illus. 46 ref.
||MD thesis. 2 case studies of lung cancer in uranium miners, due to inhalation of radon daughters, followed by a review of the state of the art, considering the epidemiological, experimental, histological and toxicological aspects of the question (determination of a maximum permissible concentration) and problems of radiation protection and statutory compensation. In spite of the relative inadequacy of the sampling, epidemiological surveys have shown a significant relation between lung cancer and exposure to radon daughters in excess of 120WLM (working level months). Biological research has thrown up incriminating evidence regarding the role of X-rays emitted by active radon deposits in the causation of lung cancer in uranium miners, possibly potentiated by other factors (smoking habits, exhaust gases, etc.).
||radon; radon daughters; uranium mining; radioactive substances; lung cancer
||radiation protection; compensation of occupational diseases; case study; x-rays; thesis; limitation of exposure; epidemiologic study; France
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Mining and quarrying