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Document ID (ISN)29950
CIS number 78-1594
Year 1977
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Madelrieux J.M.
Title Lung cancer in uranium miners - 2 case studies
Original title Le cancer du poumon des mineurs d'uranium - Etude à propos de deux cas. [in French]
Bibliographic information Université de Clermont-Ferrand I, Faculté de médecine, Clermont-Ferrand, France, 1977. 43p. Illus. 46 ref.
Abstract 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.).
Descriptors (primary) radon; radon daughters; uranium mining; radioactive substances; lung cancer
Descriptors (secondary) radiation protection; compensation of occupational diseases; case study; x-rays; thesis; limitation of exposure; epidemiologic study; France
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
Radon