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Document ID (ISN)32012
CIS number 79-1603
ISSN - Serial title 0017-9078 - Health Physics
Year 1979
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kunz E., Ševc J., Plaček V., Horáček J.
Title Lung cancer in man in relation to different time distribution of radiation exposure.
Bibliographic information June 1979, Vol.36, No.6, p.699-706. Illus. 16 ref.
Abstract The excess of lung cancer in a large group of uranium miners followed for 26 years was related to the conditions of exposure to radon daughter products. The dose-effect relation varied with the time distribution of exposure: at higher cumulative exposures the lung cancer incidence per unit of exposure decreased as the exposure rate increased. The decrease mainly concerned small-cell undifferentiated cancer types.
Descriptors (primary) ionizing radiation; uranium mining; lung cancer; radon daughters
Descriptors (secondary) conditions of exposure; dose-response relationship; long-term study; radon
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
Ionizing radiation