Expanding cause-of-death registers for chronically radiation-exposed populations in the Russian Federation: Coverage, quality and analysis (CDR-REP+), Final report (summary)
Project ID: FIGH-CT-2002-00209Funded under: FP5-EAECTP C
Environmental and occupational exposure to ionising radiation is the most frequent type of radiation exposure in the world. Our scientific knowledge on the health effects of chronic protracted exposure, however, remains limited. This is mainly due to the difficulty of identifying and defining exposed populations and estimating their doses, in particular for environmental radiation exposure. In this context, the study of health effects of a relatively large numbers of people chronically exposed to radiation following radioactive waste releases into the environment in the Southern Urals is of great importance. Residents of the closed city of Ozyorsk occupationally and environmentally exposed to ionising radiation from the Mayak nuclear weapons plant, inhabitants of the Techa riverside villages, and people exposed to atmospheric radiation exposure in the Altai region as a result of nuclear weapons testing at the Semipalatinsk test site are most valuable to contribute to our scientific knowledge concerning health effects of ionising radiation.
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Record Number: 8952 / Last updated on: 2008-02-13