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Title: Epidemiologic Study of One Million American Workers and Military Veterans Exposed to Ionizing Radiation

A pilot study was completed demonstrating the feasibility of conducting an epidemiologic study assessing cancer and other disease mortality among nearly one million US veterans and workers exposed to ionizing radiation, a population 10 times larger than atomic bomb survivor study with high statistical power to evaluate low dose rate effects. Among the groups enumerated and/or studied were: (1) 194,000 Department of Energy Uranium Workers; (2) 6,700 Rocketdyne Radiation Workers; (3) 7,000 Mound Radiation Workers; (4) 156,000 DOE Plutonium Workers; (5) 212,000 Nuclear Power Plant Workers; (6) 130,000 Industrial Radiography Workers; (7) 1.7 million Medical Workers and (8) 135,000 Atomic Veterans.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. International Epidemiology Inst. Ltd., Rockville, MD (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1171319
DOE Contract Number:
SC0004307
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
International Epidemiology Inst. Ltd., Rockville, MD (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY