|Document ID (ISN)||57414|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0098-7484 - Journal of the American Medical Association
|Convention or series no.
||Update on the genetic effects of ionizing radiation
||7 Aug. 1991, Vol.266, No.5, p.698-701. 21 ref.
||Discussion of the genetic implications of human exposures to ionising radiation with reference to recent studies and findings. These include reports of an excess of childhood leukaemia and lymphoma in the vicinity of the Sellafield nuclear plant in the United Kingdom, a new analysis of data on radiation effects in survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and a recent review of experimental data on the genetic effects of the irradiation of mice. Data from the last 2 studies suggest a much lesser genetic sensitivity to radiation than do results of the Sellafield study. Future research will include studies at DNA level.
||genetic effects; ionizing radiation
||leukaemia; Japan; research; lymphoma; exposure evaluation; United Kingdom
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Antifertility and prenatal effects
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures