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Title: Health effects of low-level radiation in shipyard workers

Abstract

The Nuclear Shipyard Workers Study (NSWS) was designed to determine whether there is an excess risk of leukemia or other cancers associated with exposure to low levels of gamma radiation. The study compares the mortality experience of shipyard workers who qualified to work in radiation areas to the mortality of similar workers who hold the same types of jobs but who are not authorized to work in radiation areas. The population consists of workers from six government and two private shipyards.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD (United States). Dept. of Epidemiology
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6008182
Report Number(s):
DOE/EV/10095-T2
ON: DE92003069
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-79EV10095
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; LYMPHATIC SYSTEM; RADIATION EFFECTS; PERSONNEL; MORTALITY; RESPIRATORY SYSTEM; GAMMA RADIATION; HEALTH HAZARDS; HEMIC DISEASES; LEUKEMIA; NEOPLASMS; NUCLEAR SHIPS; OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY; PROGRESS REPORT; RADIATION DOSES; RADIATION MONITORING; STATISTICAL DATA; DATA; DISEASES; DOCUMENT TYPES; DOSES; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; HAZARDS; IMMUNE SYSTEM DISEASES; INFORMATION; IONIZING RADIATIONS; MONITORING; NUMERICAL DATA; RADIATIONS; SAFETY; SHIPS; 560151* - Radiation Effects on Animals- Man

Citation Formats

Matanoski, G M. Health effects of low-level radiation in shipyard workers. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Matanoski, G M. Health effects of low-level radiation in shipyard workers. United States.
Matanoski, G M. Sat . "Health effects of low-level radiation in shipyard workers". United States.
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year = {1991},
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