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Title: Centrifuge workers study. Phase II, completion report

Phase II of the Centrifuge Workers Study was a follow-up to the Phase I efforts. The Phase I results had indicated a higher risk than expected among centrifuge workers for developing bladder cancer when compared with the risk in the general population for developing this same type of cancer. However, no specific agent could be identified as the causative agent for these bladder cancers. As the Phase II Report states, Phase I had been limited to workers who had the greatest potential for exposure to substances used in the centrifuge process. Phase II was designed to expand the survey to evaluate the health of all employees who had ever worked in Centrifuge Program Departments 1330-1339 but who had not been interviewed in Phase I. Employees in analytical laboratories and maintenance departments who provided support services for the Centrifuge Program were also included in Phase II. In December 1989, the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), now known as Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was contracted to conduct a follow-up study (Phase II). Phase H of the Centrifuge Workers Study expanded the survey to include all former centrifuge workers who were not included in Phase I. ORISE was chosenmore » because they had performed the Phase I tasks and summarized the corresponding survey data therefrom.« less
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
431171
Report Number(s):
ORNL--6822
ON: DE97002963; TRN: 97:003223
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-96OR22464
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Sep 1994
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety, and Health, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; BLADDER; NEOPLASMS; PERSONNEL; OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE; RISK ASSESSMENT; SOLVENTS; ORGDP; EPIDEMIOLOGY; SKIN DISEASES