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Document ID (ISN)31023
CIS number 79-425
ISSN - Serial title 0017-9078 - Health Physics
Year 1978
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ševcovß M., Ševc J., Thomas J.
Title Alpha irradiation of the skin and the possibility of late effects.
Bibliographic information Dec. 1978, Vol.35, No.6, p.803-806. 12 ref.
Abstract New data on epidermal thickness are used to estimate the dose equivalent delivered to the basal layer of the epidermis by external α-radiation from radon daughters. Following several years' exposure in uranium mines the cumulative dose exceeds 1,000rem. Eight years' observation of several thousand uranium miners yielded a higher frequency of basal cell carcinoma of the skin.
Descriptors (primary) ionizing radiation; radon daughters; alpha radiation; uranium mining; skin cancer
Descriptors (secondary) radon; late symptoms; delayed effects; uranium
Document type -
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Mining and quarrying
Inorganic substances
Ionizing radiation