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  1. A mortality study of employees of the nuclear industry in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

    Article - En anglais

    Frome, E. L., Cragle, D. L., Watkins, J. P., Wing, S., Shy, C. M., Tankersley, W. G. and West, C. M. A Mortality Study of Employees of the Nuclear Industry in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.


    Res. 148,64-80 (1997).

    An analysis was conducted of 27,982 deaths among 106,020 persons employed at four Federal nuclear plants in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, between 1943 and 1985.

    The main objectives were to extend the evaluation of the health effects of employment in the nuclear industry in Oak Ridge to include most workers who were omitted from earlier studies, to compare the mortality experience of workers among the facilities, to address methodological problems that occur when individuals employed at more than one facility are included in the analysis, and to conduct dose-response analyses for those individuals with potential exposure to external radiation.

    All-cause mortality and all-cancer mortality were in close agreement with national rates.

    The only notable excesses occurred for white males for lung cancer [standardized mortality ratio (SMR)=1.18,1,849 deaths] and non-malignant respiratory disease (SMR=1.12,1,568 deaths).

    A more detailed analysis revealed substantial differences in death rates among workers at the Oak Ridge plants. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Tennessee, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Exposition professionnelle, Radiocontamination, Industrie nucléaire, Rapport standardisé mortalité, Relation dose réponse, Dosimétrie, Analyse risque, Développement maladie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tennessee, United States, North America, America, Occupational exposure, Radioactive contamination, Nuclear industry, Standardized mortality ratio, Dose activity relation, Dosimetry, Risk analysis, Disease development

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0381184

    Code Inist : 002A08F03. Création : 12/09/1997.