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Document ID (ISN)77007
CIS number 01-1203
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Balonov M.I., Krisyuk E.M., Ramel C.
Title Environmental radioactivity, population exposure and related health risks in the east Baltic region
Bibliographic information 1999, Vol.25, Suppl.3, p.17-32. Illus. 56 ref.
Abstract Radioactive contamination, population exposures and the risk of damage to human health are surveyed in the east Baltic region. Principal sources include global fallout, the Chernobyl accident, and marine transport of radionuclides. A mean annual exposure of 2-3mSv comes from environmental radioactivity. Main contributors are primarily radon and its decay products. The Chernobyl accident brought an additional dose of about 0.5mSv in southern Finland and 1.4mSv in the most contaminated districts of the Leningrad region, Russia. Both external and internal exposure via contaminated food contributed to this exposure. Radiation health risks are lung cancer among the general population from indoor exposure to radon, acute radiation syndrome from occupational exposure, thyroid cancer among children in heavily contaminated areas and mutations among offspring of exposed parents.
Descriptors (primary) particulate radiation; health hazards; environmental pollution
Descriptors (secondary) Russian Federation; children; Finland; radon; ingestion; thyroid cancer; sea transport; teratogenic effects; dosimetry; radiation accidents; lung cancer
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceRussian Federation; Sweden
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Environmental pollution
Ionizing radiation