Direct estimates of cancer mortality due to low doses of ionising radiation : an international study.
When setting standards for protection against ionising radiation it has been usual to extrapolate from experience with high-dose short-term exposure-studies based on atom bomb survivors and patients exposed to radiation therapeutically.
Those who work in the nuclear industry are exposed to low-level predominantly gamma radiation for longer periods, and provide an alternative direct source of information.
We have combined mortality data from seven cohort studies on nearly 96 000 nuclear industry workers monitored for external radiation in Canada, UK, and USA to assess directly the carcinogenic effects of protracted lowdose exposure to ionising radiation.
Mots-clés Pascal : Irradiation, Rayonnement ionisant, Industrie nucléaire, Exposition professionnelle, Homme, Mortalité, Tumeur maligne, Epidémiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Irradiation, Ionizing radiation, Nuclear industry, Occupational exposure, Human, Mortality, Malignant tumor, Epidemiology
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Cote : 94-0720443
Code Inist : 002B04B. Création : 09/06/1995.