[ RadSafe ] Nuclear mortality

Ross Beveridge rgb at rrbev.co.uk
Tue Aug 5 19:00:48 CDT 2008

The Journal of Radiological Protection, Volume 27, Number 4, December 2007
carries a article titled 'A decline in mortality from prostrate cancer in
the UK Atomic Energy Authority workforce'.

Whilst not a study of the general mortality it may give some information to
respond with.


-----Original Message-----
From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl] On Behalf
Of Steven Dapra
Sent: 08 July 2008 21:18
To: radsafe at radlab.nl
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Nuclear mortality

July 8

         I did a Google search for "Atomic veterans" "mortality study" and
was referred to an online book by the National Academy Press.  The link
below will take you to page one of the front matter.  This is the material
on page one:
Mortality of Veteran Participants in the CROSSROADS Nuclear Test Medical
Follow-up Agency INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE by J. Christopher Johnson Susan Thaul
William F. Page Harriet Crawford with oversight from the Institute of
Medicine Committee on the CROSSROADS Nuclear Test NATIONAL ACADEMY PRESS
Washington, D.C.


         I would recommend reading the Summary, the Study Rationale, and
Other Studies of the Human Health Effects of Radiation Exposure.  Of course,
this is only about the CROSSROADS test, however it should get you started.
The first Reference is to Beebe GW and Simon AH. Ascertainment of mortality
in the U.S. veteran population. American Journal of Epidemiology
89:636---643, 1969; which will doubtless give a broader picture.

Steven Dapra

At 02:07 PM 7/8/08 -0400, Joel Cehn wrote:
>Regarding "Numerous medical studies in the last 50 years clearly 
>establish that when large populations are exposed to..."? is anyone 
>aware of a mortality study of "atomic veterans?"? I was asked about 
>that the other day.
>Joel I. Cehn, CHP
>Oakland, California

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