Retention of uranium in the chest [electronic resource] : implications of findings in vivo and postmortem
- Argonne, Ill. : Argonne National Laboratory, 1981.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: 33 : digital, PDF file
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- Argonne National Laboratory
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- An unusually protracted retention of uranium in the chests of certain workers at a uranium-processing plant has been reported in the literature. This finding has implications for the protection of current uranium workers and for health-effects studies of early workers. It is shown that the limited data obtained postmortem that have been reported do not reveal a significant unusually protracted retention of uranium in the pulmonary region or in the tracheobronchial lymph nodes. Probable explanations of the disparate findings are discussed. Data are presented on mortality from cancers of lymphatic tissues among males who worked in the period from 1943 to 1947 at the Y-12 Plant, Tennessee-Eastman Corp., Oak Ridge. No increased mortality from these cancers was evident.
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International meeting on the radiobiology of radium and actinides in man, Lake Geneva, WI, USA, 12 Oct 1981.
Keane, A.T.; Polednak, A.P.
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