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This book contains the proceedings of an international seminar on the health effects of internally deposited radionuclides. During the last 50 years, studies of people exposed to alpha particle irradiation from such sources have revealed the occurrence of bone cancer from the radium isotopes and predominantly liver tumours from Thorotrast, in addition to some Inon cancerous lesions. The topics at this meeting were broadened to radionuclides other than radium and thorium (including polonium, plutonium, americium, strontium). Emphasis was also placed on creating a bridge between epidemiology, molecular biology, cancer genetics and low-dose effects.

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Authors: VAN KAICK G, DKFZ, Heidelberg (DE);KARAOGLOU A, European Commission, Bruxelles (BE);KELLERER A M (EDITORS), GSF, Oberschleißheim (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 15877 EN (1995) 442 pp.
Availability: World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., P.O.Box 128, Farrer Road, Singapore 9128
ISBN: ISBN 981-02-2015-4
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