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Document ID (ISN)38630
CIS number 82-1903
ISBN(s) 0-85951-168-5
Year 1982
Convention or series no. NRPB-R128
Author(s) Lloyd D.C., Prosser J.S., Lelliott D.J., Moquet J.E.
Title Doses in radiation accidents investigated by chromosome aberration analysis - XII. A review of cases investigated: 1981
Bibliographic information H.M. Stationery Office, P.O. Box 569, London SE1 9NH, United Kingdom, Feb. 1982. 16p. Price: ú2.00.
Abstract Of the 40 cases of suspected overexposure to radiation investigated in 1981, 8 were associated with industrial radiography, 8 with a major nuclear organisation, and 8 with an institution of research, education or health. In dose estimates made from chromosome examinations, 32 were in the range 0 - 9 rad, 5 exceeded 10 rad and, in 3 cases, no biological assessment of dose was possible. The dose estimate for the case with highest confirmed overexposure was 17 rad. The chromosome data obtained are compared with information from physical dosimetry.
Descriptors (primary) ionizing radiation; radiation accidents; chromosome changes
Descriptors (secondary) exposure evaluation; research establishments; radiography; dosimetry
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Antifertility and prenatal effects
Ionizing radiation
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures