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

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Colin Muirhead


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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.

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Author(s): Muirhead CR, O'Hagan JA, Kendall GM

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Radiatsionnaya Biologiya, Radioekologiya

Year: 2008

Volume: 48

Issue: 2

Pages: 212-217

ISSN (print): 0869-8031

Publisher: Izdatel'stvo Nauka