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Title: Mine radiation control efforts are waged on variety of fronts

Abstract

Radon daughters tend to attach to respirable dust and other condensation nuclei. When a miner inhales this air, part of the dust is deposited in the lungs and breathing passages, where the radon daughters continue to decay, emitting alpha radiation, which damages lung tissue. If the deadly effect of uncontrolled mine radiation is now accepted fact, there is far less unanimity of opinion in the mining community as to specific ways of protecting workers from radiation hazards under widely varying mining conditions.

Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6129112
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Mine Saf. Health; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 4:1
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; ALPHA SOURCES; BIOLOGICAL RADIATION EFFECTS; LUNGS; NEOPLASMS; MINERS; RADIATION HAZARDS; URANIUM MINES; HEALTH HAZARDS; VENTILATION; CONTROL; DAUGHTER PRODUCTS; RADIOACTIVE AEROSOLS; RADON; STANDARDS; AEROSOLS; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; BODY; COLLOIDS; DISEASES; DISPERSIONS; ELEMENTS; HAZARDS; ION SOURCES; ISOTOPES; MINES; NONMETALS; ORGANS; PARTICLE SOURCES; PERSONNEL; RADIATION EFFECTS; RADIATION SOURCES; RARE GASES; RESPIRATORY SYSTEM; SOLS; 054000* - Nuclear Fuels- Health & Safety; 050300 - Nuclear Fuels- Mining- (-1987); 560161 - Radionuclide Effects, Kinetics, & Toxicology- Man

Citation Formats

Stafford, S. Mine radiation control efforts are waged on variety of fronts. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Stafford, S. Mine radiation control efforts are waged on variety of fronts. United States.
Stafford, S. Thu . "Mine radiation control efforts are waged on variety of fronts". United States.
@article{osti_6129112,
title = {Mine radiation control efforts are waged on variety of fronts},
author = {Stafford, S.},
abstractNote = {Radon daughters tend to attach to respirable dust and other condensation nuclei. When a miner inhales this air, part of the dust is deposited in the lungs and breathing passages, where the radon daughters continue to decay, emitting alpha radiation, which damages lung tissue. If the deadly effect of uncontrolled mine radiation is now accepted fact, there is far less unanimity of opinion in the mining community as to specific ways of protecting workers from radiation hazards under widely varying mining conditions.},
doi = {},
journal = {Mine Saf. Health; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 4:1,
place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {2}
}