[ RadSafe ] Epidemiological data on Uranium miners

John R Johnson idias at interchange.ubc.ca
Mon Feb 20 15:02:25 CST 2006


Dosimetry is the "BIG" one because there is radon and progeny, external
gamma and "lung lived radioactive dust (LLRD)". LLRD only exists in uranium
mines and mills.

The missing one is silica. It is reported to cause lung cancer as will as

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-----Original Message-----
From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl]On
Behalf Of Rainer.Facius at dlr.de
Sent: February 20, 2006 9:02 AM
To: radsafe at radlab.nl
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Epidemiological data on Uranium miners

Who can add to a list of arguments (or provide references to the scientific
literature) why radioepidemiological data on Uranium miners are poor
representatives for 'normal' radiation workers:

Such as confounding by

Diesel fumes?
Dose Range?

Thank you in advance, Rainer

Dr. Rainer Facius
German Aerospace Center
Institute of Aerospace Medicine
Linder Hoehe
51147 Koeln
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