The 15-Country Collaborative Study of Cancer Risk among Radiation Workers in the Nuclear Industry : Study of Errors in Dosimetry

I. Thierry-Chef, M. Marshall, J.J. Fix, F. Bermann, E.S. Gilbert, C. Hacker, Luc Holmstock, B. Heinmiller, W. Murray, M.S. Pearce, D. Utterback, K. Bernar, P. Deboodt, M. Eklof, B. Griciene, K. Holan, H. Hyvonen, A. Kerekes, M-C. Lee, M. MoserF. Pernicka, E. Cardis, Eric Van Mieghem

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    In this article, the problems related to the dose assessment for all nuclear workers included in the IARC/WHO study on cancer risk are discussed. Dosimetric practices and technologies were analysed in all participating facilities,in order to identify the main sources of error on doses from the most relevant energy spectrum (the 0,1 - 3 MeV energy photon component). For this purpose, also exposure conditions, calibration practices and administrative practices were analysed. Doses from exposure to neutrons or radionuclide intake could not be adequately reconstructed, and hence workers with substantial doses from these radiation types were not included in this study.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)380-395
    JournalRadiation Research
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - Apr 2007

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