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Document ID (ISN)66974
CIS number 96-1014
ISSN - Serial title 1219-1221 - Central European Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gundy S., Bank J., Bojtor I., K÷teles G.J.
Title The occurrence of sister chromatid exchanges in lymphocytes of radon-exposed underground ore miners
Bibliographic information 1995, Vol.1, No.1, p.78-86. 13 ref.
Abstract Frequencies of sister chromatid exchanges (SCE) were investigated in peripheral blood samples taken from underground uranium miners exposed to various levels of radon and from unexposed controls. Six exposure groups were identified according to the level of exposure. While no general tendency was observed in change of SCE frequencies with increasing radon exposure, significant differences were found between certain groups of miners. The findings are discussed with respect to the opportunity for biological monitoring of radon exposed persons.
Descriptors (primary) Hungary; radon; metal mining; chromosome changes; exposure tests; underground mining
Descriptors (secondary) cross-sectional study; analysis of chromosome aberrations; uranium mining; length of exposure
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceHungary
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Antifertility and prenatal effects
Biological monitoring
Mining and quarrying
Inorganic substances
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures