Chromosomal aberrations were evaluated in cultures of peripheral lymphocytes from subjects working in diagnostic X-ray and nuclear medicine areas, exposed to electromagnetic ionizing radiation and particulate ionizing emissions, respectively.
A 4-fold increase in the level of chromosomal aberrations was found between the exposed and control groups without qualitative or quantitative cytogenetic differences between X-rays and nuclear medicine-exposed workers.
Results are discussed in view of the early damage detection from chronic exposures particularly related to biological controls, hygienic improvements and overwork in a developing country.
Mots-clés Pascal : Rayonnement ionisant, Exposition professionnelle, Personnel sanitaire, Radiologue, Toxicité, Homme, Médecine travail, Surveillance biologique, Aberration chromosomique, Cytogénétique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Ionizing radiation, Occupational exposure, Health staff, Radiologist, Toxicity, Human, Occupational medicine, Biological monitoring, Chromosomal aberration, Cytogenetics
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Cote : 95-0208956
Code Inist : 002A08F02. Création : 09/06/1995.