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Title: Central nervous system tumors and related intracranial pathologies in radium dial workers

Among the female radiation workers in the radium dial industry there is no overall excess of brain or central nervous system tumors. A significant excess did appear, however, in one of three major cohorts; the excess was not due to an excess of gliomas and cannot be ascribed with certainty to radium or external radiation. A significant proportional excess of tumors outside the brain was observed, and is consistent with irradiation of nervous system tissue from adjacent bone. Early deaths from brain abscess or mastoiditis, which are coded as diseases of the nervous system and sense organs, were observed. 12 refs., 11 tabs.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6461225
Report Number(s):
CONF-8810248-2
ON: DE89007376; TRN: 89-007507
DOE Contract Number:
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: NCI-DOE-CEC workshop on risks from radium and thorium, Bethesda, MD, USA, 3 Oct 1988; Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab., IL (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; DIAL PAINTERS; INTERNAL IRRADIATION; NEOPLASMS; RADIOINDUCTION; ABSCESSES; BONE SEEKERS; BRAIN; DOSE-RESPONSE RELATIONSHIPS; EPIDEMIOLOGY; EVALUATION; NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; PLUTONIUM; RADIUM; SEX DEPENDENCE; STATISTICAL DATA; ACTINIDES; ALKALINE EARTH METALS; BODY; CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM; DATA; DISEASES; ELEMENTS; INFORMATION; IRRADIATION; ISOTOPES; METALS; NERVOUS SYSTEM; NUMERICAL DATA; ORGANS; PATHOLOGICAL CHANGES; PERSONNEL; RADIOISOTOPES; TRANSURANIUM ELEMENTS 560161* -- Radionuclide Effects, Kinetics, & Toxicology-- Man