Chromosomal damage in long-term residents of houses contaminated with cobalt-60

F. D. Chen, K. Y. Chen, F. Q.H. Ngo, C. H. Lin, S. T. Tsai, T. S. Ling, J. J.K. Whang-Peng, Alan Edwards, D. C. Lloyd, W. L. Chen*

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Chromosomal translocations in people who have lived in houses contaminated with radiation were substantially raised compared with controls. Retrospective biological dosimetry indicated cumulative exposures less than 1.0 Gy, which were lower than values derived from physical measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)726
Number of pages1
JournalThe Lancet
Issue number9205
Publication statusPublished - 26 Feb 2000

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Funding Information:
We thank the Atomic Energy Council and the National Science Council of the Republic of China for funding the study.

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