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External Radiation Exposure and Mortality among a Cohort of Uranium Processing Workers.


PB2000106639

Publication Date 1998
Personal Author Ellis, E. D.; Watkins, J. P.; Ingle, J. N.; Phillips, J. A.
Page Count 28
Abstract The purpose of the study was to investigate mortality in a cohort of 2514 white males employed in a uranium processing plant between 1942 and 1966 to evaluate: (1) mortality compared to the U.S. population, and (2) the relationship between external ionizing radiation and cancer and other diseases of the respiratory, digesting, genitourinary, and lymphatic systems. Standardized Mortality Ratios (SMRs) were calculated for 56 causes of death. Annual external radiation doses were obtained from individual film badge readings. Poisson trend test statistics were computed using time-dependent cumulative doses. Dose-response estimates with likelihood based confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated using a stratified excess relative risk model.
Keywords
  • Cohort studies
  • External irradiation
  • Biological radiation effects
  • Mortality
  • Ionizing radiation
  • Ore processing
  • Uranium concentrates
  • Occupational exposure
  • Radiation exposure
  • Dose response relationships
  • Radiation doses
  • Personnel dosimetry
  • Risk assessment
  • Death
  • Respiratory tract neoplasms
  • Digestive system neoplasms
  • Urogenital neoplasms
  • Lympoma
  • Nephritis
  • Kidney neoplasms
  • Statistical analysis
  • Poisson density functions
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Corporate Authors Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Inc., TN.; Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Supplemental Notes Sponsored by Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Final rept.
NTIS Issue Number 200019
Contract Number
  • DHHS-200-93-2695
External Radiation Exposure and Mortality among a Cohort of Uranium Processing Workers.
External Radiation Exposure and Mortality among a Cohort of Uranium Processing Workers.
PB2000106639

  • Cohort studies
  • External irradiation
  • Biological radiation effects
  • Mortality
  • Ionizing radiation
  • Ore processing
  • Uranium concentrates
  • Occupational exposure
  • Radiation exposure
  • Dose response relationships
  • Radiation doses
  • Personnel dosimetry
  • Risk assessment
  • Death
  • Respiratory tract neoplasms
  • Digestive system neoplasms
  • Urogenital neoplasms
  • Lympoma
  • Nephritis
  • Kidney neoplasms
  • Statistical analysis
  • Poisson density functions
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • DHHS-200-93-2695
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