|Document ID (ISN)||31023|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0017-9078 - Health Physics
|Convention or series no.
||Ševcovß M., Ševc J., Thomas J.
||Alpha irradiation of the skin and the possibility of late effects.
||Dec. 1978, Vol.35, No.6, p.803-806. 12 ref.
||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.
||ionizing radiation; radon daughters; alpha radiation; uranium mining; skin cancer
||radon; late symptoms; delayed effects; uranium
|Broad subject area(s)
Mining and quarrying