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Title: Is natural background or radiation from nuclear power plants leukemogenic

The objective in this review is to provide some facts about normal hemopoietic cell proliferation relevant to leukemogenesis, physical, chemical, and biological facts about radiation effects with the hope that each person will be able to decide for themselves whether background radiation or emissions from nuclear power plants and facilities significantly add to the spontaneous leukemia incidence. 23 refs., 1 tab.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7001230
Report Number(s):
BNL-43715; CONF-8910360--1
ON: DE90006531; TRN: 90-008457
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-76CH00016
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 15. annual Frederick Stohlman Jr., M.D. memorial symposium, Cambridge, MA (USA), 15-20 Oct 1989
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (USA)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE/ER
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; CARCINOGENESIS; FORECASTING; HUMAN POPULATIONS; ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE; LEUKEMOGENESIS; NATURAL RADIOACTIVITY; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; RADIATION DOSES; RADIATION EFFECTS; BACKGROUND RADIATION; CELL PROLIFERATION; DOSE-RESPONSE RELATIONSHIPS; FOSSIL FUELS; HEALTH HAZARDS; NUCLEAR FUELS; RADIATION PROTECTION; RADIATION SOURCES; DOSES; ENERGY SOURCES; FUELS; HAZARDS; MATERIALS; PATHOGENESIS; POPULATIONS; RADIATIONS; RADIOACTIVITY; REACTOR MATERIALS 560151* -- Radiation Effects on Animals-- Man; 560161 -- Radionuclide Effects, Kinetics, & Toxicology-- Man; 550300 -- Cytology