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Investigation of chromosomal aberrations in human lymphocytes of Syrian phosphate mine workers

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to investigate the exposure risk to Uranium and its radioactive products in Syrian phosphate miners (Khneefees and Al-Sharkia). Chromosomal aberrations have been estimated in peripheral blood lymphocytes of miners using whole blood cultures `in vitro` for 48 hrs. The control group has been the normal population in Damascus 180 km far from Khneefees and 210 Km from Al-Sharkia. Our results have shown a significant difference between the miners and our control group. However there was no significant difference between the two miners groups. These results show an accumulative biological effect induced by environmental contamination in the Syrian phosphate mines. (author). 21 refs., 8 figs., 5 tabs.
Authors:
Al-Achkar, W; Osman, M [1] 
  1. Atomic Energy Commission, Damascus (Syrian Arab Republic). Dept. of Radiobiology and Health
Publication Date:
Apr 01, 1994
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
AECS-B/FRSR-82
Reference Number:
SCA: 560120; PA: AIX-26:005451; EDB-95:010328; SN: 95001298991
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Apr 1994
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; LYMPHOCYTES; CHROMOSOMAL ABERRATIONS; MINERS; BIOLOGICAL RADIATION EFFECTS; OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE; AIR POLLUTION; BLOOD; CHROMOSOME BREAKAGE; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; IN VITRO; PHOSPHATES; RADON 222; SYRIA; URANIUM; 560120; RADIATION EFFECTS ON BIOCHEMICALS, CELLS, AND TISSUE CULTURE
OSTI ID:
10102718
Research Organizations:
Atomic Energy Commission, Damascus (Syrian Arab Republic). Dept. of Radiobiology and Health
Country of Origin:
Syrian Arab Republic
Language:
Arabic
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE95609823; TRN: SY9400320005451
Availability:
OSTI; NTIS (US Sales Only); INIS
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
30 p.
Announcement Date:
Jun 30, 2005

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Citation Formats

Al-Achkar, W, and Osman, M. Investigation of chromosomal aberrations in human lymphocytes of Syrian phosphate mine workers. Syrian Arab Republic: N. p., 1994. Web.
Al-Achkar, W, & Osman, M. Investigation of chromosomal aberrations in human lymphocytes of Syrian phosphate mine workers. Syrian Arab Republic.
Al-Achkar, W, and Osman, M. 1994. "Investigation of chromosomal aberrations in human lymphocytes of Syrian phosphate mine workers." Syrian Arab Republic.
@misc{etde_10102718,
title = {Investigation of chromosomal aberrations in human lymphocytes of Syrian phosphate mine workers}
author = {Al-Achkar, W, and Osman, M}
abstractNote = {The aim of this study is to investigate the exposure risk to Uranium and its radioactive products in Syrian phosphate miners (Khneefees and Al-Sharkia). Chromosomal aberrations have been estimated in peripheral blood lymphocytes of miners using whole blood cultures `in vitro` for 48 hrs. The control group has been the normal population in Damascus 180 km far from Khneefees and 210 Km from Al-Sharkia. Our results have shown a significant difference between the miners and our control group. However there was no significant difference between the two miners groups. These results show an accumulative biological effect induced by environmental contamination in the Syrian phosphate mines. (author). 21 refs., 8 figs., 5 tabs.}
place = {Syrian Arab Republic}
year = {1994}
month = {Apr}
}