Issues in the comparison of risk estimates for the population in the Techa River region and atomic bomb survivors.
Kossenko, M. M., Degteva, M. O., Vyushkova, O. V., Preston, D. L., Mabuchi, K. and Kozheurov, V. P. Issues in the Comparison of Risk Estimates for the Population in the Techa River Region and Atomic Bomb Survivors.
Res. 148,54-63 (1997).
Plutonium production in the former Soviet Union began in 1949 at the Mayak Production Association located between the cities of Chelyabinsk and Ekaterinbourg in the southern Ural mountains about 1200 km east of Moscow.
During the first few years of Mayak's operation, almost 30,000 people living on the banks of the Techa River received significant internal and external exposures as a consequence of the release of large quantities of radioactive materials from Mayak.
Studies of levels of radioactive contamination and health effects in this population began in the early 1950s.
A systematic follow-up of a fixed cohort that includes all people who were living in Techa River villages in 1949 was begun about 30 years ago.
In this paper we describe the Techa River cohort, outline the nature of the exposures and discuss the status of follow-up for the period from 1950 through 1989.
While noting the limitations of the current epidemiological follow-up data, we also compare the demographic and mortality structure of the Techa River cohort with the Life Span Study cohort of Japanese atomic bomb survivors. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Radiocontamination, Explosion nucléaire, Survivant, Analyse risque, Etude comparative, Evolution démographique, Dose rayonnement, Dosimétrie, Japon, Asie, Russie, Eurasie, Plutonium, Développement maladie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Radioactive contamination, Nuclear explosion, Survivor, Risk analysis, Comparative study, Demographic evolution, Radiation dose, Dosimetry, Japan, Asia, Russia, Eurasia, Plutonium, Disease development
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Code Inist : 002A08F03. Création : 12/09/1997.