|Document ID (ISN)||67487|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0003-9896 - Archives of Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Antonelli A., Silvano G., Gambuzza C., Bianchi F., Tana L., Baschieri L.
||Is occupationally induced exposure to radiation a risk factor for thyroid nodule formation?
||May-June 1996, Vol.51, No.3, p.177-180. 9 ref.
||The prevalence of thyroid nodules was studied with ultrasonography in a group of 44 male hospital workers occupationally exposed to X-rays during 23.5 ▒ 6.4 years. The control group consisted of 88 non-exposed male workers. Thyroid nodules were detected in 18 (41%) of the exposed workers and 11 (13%) of controls. Thyroid function tests were performed in all subjects and found to be in the normal range. The younger subjects of the first group appeared to be at a particular high risk of nodule formation. The nodules were statistically more frequent in subjects occupationally exposed for more than 20 years, compared with those exposed for 10-19 years and with controls. The results of this preliminary study suggest that long-term, low dose occupational exposure to radiation may be a risk factor for thyroid nodule formation.
||ionizing radiation; radiological services; lymphatic diseases; x-rays; thyroid function; hospitals; thyroid disorders
||cross-sectional study; Italy
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Italy|
|Broad subject area(s)
Health care services
Occupational health services