Studies of occupational radiation exposure and health: experience from the UK National Registry for Radiation Workers.

C. R. Muirhead*, Jacqueline O'Hagan, G. M. Kendall

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Abstract

Studies of persons exposed to radiation in the course of their work are directly relevant to the task of estimating the health risks of protracted radiation exposures. However, such investigations are not always easy to undertake, and not all studies are equally informative. Considerable care is required, therefore, in order to be able to draw reliable inferences from studies of radiation workers. This paper highlights some important aspects concerning the design, conduct and interpretation of such investigations, with reference to experience gained from a large long-term study of radiation workers in the United Kingdom (the National Registry for Radiation Workers, NRRW). Key findings from the NRRW are summarised, together with a brief description of a recent international study and of work in progress.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)212-217
Number of pages6
JournalRadiatsionnaia biologiia, radioecologiia / Rossiǐskaia akademiia nauk
Volume48
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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