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Document ID (ISN)57414
CIS number 92-291
ISSN - Serial title 0098-7484 - Journal of the American Medical Association
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Neel J.V.
Title Update on the genetic effects of ionizing radiation
Bibliographic information 7 Aug. 1991, Vol.266, No.5, p.698-701. 21 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) genetic effects; ionizing radiation
Descriptors (secondary) leukaemia; Japan; research; lymphoma; exposure evaluation; United Kingdom
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Antifertility and prenatal effects
Ionizing radiation
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures