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Title: Radioactive gold ring dermatitis

A superficial squamous cell carcinoma developed in a woman who wore a radioactive gold ring for more than 30 years. Only part of the ring was radioactive. Radiation dose measurements indicated that the dose to basal skin layer was 2.4 Gy (240 rad) per week. If it is assumed that the woman continually wore her wedding ring for 37 years since purchase, she would have received a maximum dose of approximately 4600 Gy.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. (Dalhousie Univ., Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6508834
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology; (USA); Journal Volume: 23
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; CARCINOMAS; RADIOINDUCTION; GOLD ISOTOPES; CARCINOGENESIS; SKIN; FINGERS; RADIATION DOSES; RADIATION HAZARDS; BODY; BODY AREAS; DISEASES; DOSES; HANDS; HAZARDS; HEALTH HAZARDS; ISOTOPES; LIMBS; NEOPLASMS; ORGANS; PATHOGENESIS 560161* -- Radionuclide Effects, Kinetics, & Toxicology-- Man