|Document ID (ISN)||58134|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0098-7484 - Journal of the American Medical Association
|Convention or series no.
||Roscoe R.J., Steenland K., Halperin W.E., Beaumont J.J., Waxweiler R.J.
||Lung cancer mortality among nonsmoking uranium miners exposed to radon daughters
||4 Aug. 1989, Vol.262, No.5, p.629-633. 23 ref.
||In a follow-up study (1950-1984) of 516 nonsmoking uranium miners, 14 deaths from lung cancer were observed compared with 1.1 expected in a reference group of nonsmoking nonminers, yielding an overall standardised mortality ratio of 12.7. Working level months (WLM) of exposure to radon daughters were estimated and it was concluded that there is a 12-fold mortality risk of lung cancer for nonsmoking uranium miners exposed to radon daughters at a median level of 296 WLM, when compared with nonsmoking nonminers. Results confirm that exposure to radon daughters in the absence of cigarette smoking is a potent cancer-causing factor that should be strictly controlled.
||ionizing radiation; USA; uranium mining; lung cancer; radon daughters
||radon; smoking; statistical evaluation; epidemiologic study; exposure evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Mines and quarries
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Mining and quarrying