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  1. Lung cancers associated with thorotrast exposure : high incidence of small-cell carcinoma and implications for estimation of radon risk.

    Article - En anglais

    The widely accepted concept that the alpha-emitting radionuclide radon (222Rn, 220Rn) induces lung cancers in humans has been based on the excess of lung tumours observed in underground miners extracting uranium or other substances.

    However, this poses the important question of whether radon is the only carcinogenic factor because such miners are also heavily exposed to mine dusts including silicates, diesel exhaust, etc. in their working environment.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Epithélioma petite cellule, Thorotrast, Radioisotope, Bronchopulmonaire, Facteur risque, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Tumeur maligne, Produit contraste, Radon, Incidence, Japon, Asie, Poumon pathologie, Epidémiologie, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Oat cell carcinoma, Radioisotope, Bronchopulmonary, Risk factor, Respiratory disease, Malignant tumor, Contrast media, Radon, Incidence, Japan, Asia, Epidemiology, Human

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

    Cote : 93-0077415

    Code Inist : 002B11A. Création : 199406.