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Cancer risk from low doses of ionizing radiation

Abstract

The aim of the study was to estimate cancer risk from small doses of ionizing radiation from various sources, including both external and internal exposure. The types of radiation included alpha, gamma, and neutron radiation. A nationwide follow-up study covering the years up to 1992 revealed no significant association between fallout from the Chernobyl accident and incidence of childhood leukemia. An excess of eight cases or more per year could be excluded. However, some indication of an increase was evident in the most heavily affected areas. Furthermore, the risk estimates were in accordance with those reported from Hiroshima and Nagasaki, although the confidence intervals were wide. (282 refs.).
Authors:
Publication Date:
Jun 01, 1997
Product Type:
Thesis/Dissertation
Report Number:
STUK-A-142
Reference Number:
SCA: 560101; PA: AIX-28:059004; EDB-97:121541; SN: 97001844221
Resource Relation:
Other Information: DN: The thesis includes also five previous publications by author.; TH: Thesis (Ph.D.).; PBD: Jun 1997
Subject:
56 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, APPLIED STUDIES; LOW DOSE IRRADIATION; ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE; EPIDEMIOLOGY; FINLAND; HUMAN POPULATIONS; IONIZING RADIATIONS; NEOPLASMS; OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE; RISK ASSESSMENT
OSTI ID:
520670
Research Organizations:
Finnish Centre for Radiation and Nuclear Safety (STUK), Helsinki (Finland); Tampere Univ. (Finland)
Country of Origin:
Finland
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE97639877; ISBN 951-712-212-8; TRN: FI9700106059004
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE97639877
Submitting Site:
FIN
Size:
175 p.
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Auvinen, A. Cancer risk from low doses of ionizing radiation. Finland: N. p., 1997. Web.
Auvinen, A. Cancer risk from low doses of ionizing radiation. Finland.
Auvinen, A. 1997. "Cancer risk from low doses of ionizing radiation." Finland.
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title = {Cancer risk from low doses of ionizing radiation}
author = {Auvinen, A}
abstractNote = {The aim of the study was to estimate cancer risk from small doses of ionizing radiation from various sources, including both external and internal exposure. The types of radiation included alpha, gamma, and neutron radiation. A nationwide follow-up study covering the years up to 1992 revealed no significant association between fallout from the Chernobyl accident and incidence of childhood leukemia. An excess of eight cases or more per year could be excluded. However, some indication of an increase was evident in the most heavily affected areas. Furthermore, the risk estimates were in accordance with those reported from Hiroshima and Nagasaki, although the confidence intervals were wide. (282 refs.).}
place = {Finland}
year = {1997}
month = {Jun}
}