A cohort mortality study was conducted of 15,727 white men employed by the Los Alamos National Laboratory, a nuclear research and development facility.
Some of the workers at this facility have been exposed to various forms of ionizing radiation and other potentially hazardous materials.
These analyses focused on whole-body ionizing radiation exposures and internal depositions of plutonium.
The results indicated that overall mortality among this cohort is quite low, even after nearly 30 y of follow-up.
No cause of death was significantly elevated among plutonium-exposed workers when compared with their unexposed coworkers ; however, a rate ratio for lung cancer of 1.78 (95% CI=0.79-3.99) was observed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Exposition professionnelle, Plutonium, Mortalité, Epidémiologie, Tumeur maligne, Rayonnement ionisant, Californie, Dosimétrie, Relation dose réponse, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational exposure, Plutonium, Mortality, Epidemiology, Malignant tumor, Ionizing radiation, California, Dosimetry, Dose activity relation, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0074183
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 09/06/1995.