In further analyses of a cohort of 39,718 United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority employees after 7 more years follow-up, cancer mortality, based on 1,506 deaths in 1946-86, was 20% below the national average.
Prostatic cancer mortality showed a statistically significant association with external radiation exposure, largely confined to men who were also monitored for internal contamination by radionuclides other than plutonium.
Prostatic cancer mortality was highest in radiation workers at Winfrith.
In women monitored for radiation exposure, mortality from cancer of the uterus (including the cervix uteri) was increased relative to other employees, and, showed a statistically significant association with external radiation exposure.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Exposition professionnelle, Employé, Morbidité, Mortalité, Energie nucléaire, Royaume Uni, Europe, Médecine travail, Epidémiologie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Occupational exposure, Employee, Morbidity, Mortality, Nuclear energy, United Kingdom, Europe, Occupational medicine, Epidemiology, Human
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Code Inist : 002B04B. Création : 199406.