Studies on persons exposed to plutonium

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The results of four studies of persons exposed, or potentially exposed, to plutonium are summarized. The studies are: a five-year update on clinical examinations and health experience of 26 Manhattan District workers heavily exposed at Los Alamos in 1944 to 1945; a 30-year mortality follow-up of 224 white male workers with plutonium body burdens of 10 nCi or more; a review of cancer mortality rates between 1950 and 1969 among Los Alamos County, New Mexico, male residents, all of whom have worked in or have lived within a few kilometers of a major plutonium plant and other nuclear facilities; and ... continued below

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Voelz, G.L.; Stebbings, J.H.; Hempelmann, L.H.; Haxton, L.K. & York, D.A. January 1, 1978.

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The results of four studies of persons exposed, or potentially exposed, to plutonium are summarized. The studies are: a five-year update on clinical examinations and health experience of 26 Manhattan District workers heavily exposed at Los Alamos in 1944 to 1945; a 30-year mortality follow-up of 224 white male workers with plutonium body burdens of 10 nCi or more; a review of cancer mortality rates between 1950 and 1969 among Los Alamos County, New Mexico, male residents, all of whom have worked in or have lived within a few kilometers of a major plutonium plant and other nuclear facilities; and a review of cancer incidence rates between 1969 and 1974 in male residents of Los Alamos County. No excess of mortality due to any cause was observed in the 224 male subjects with the highest plutonium exposures at Los Alamos. Clinical examinations of the Manhattan District workers, whose average age in 1976 was 56 years, show them to be active persons with diseases that are not unusual for their ages. The two deaths in this group over the past 30 years have not been due to cancer. Mortality and incidence data indicate no excess of lung cancer in Los Alamos County males.

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Dep. NTIS, PC A02/MF A01.

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  • Symposium on late biological effects of ionizing radiation, Vienna, Austria, 13 Mar 1978

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  • Report No.: LA-UR-78-208
  • Report No.: CONF-780306-2
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5143446
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1055374

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Voelz, G.L.; Stebbings, J.H.; Hempelmann, L.H.; Haxton, L.K. & York, D.A. Studies on persons exposed to plutonium, article, January 1, 1978; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1055374/: accessed October 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.