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Epidemiological Studies of Exposed Southern Urals Populations

Objective

This project aims to improve estimates of the risks of long-term health effects associated with protracted external and internal radiation exposures, through further studies of exposed populations in the Southern Urals (Russian Federation). Specific objectives of the project are as follows: 1. To develop improved modules for estimating external doses to exposed cohorts in the Southern Urals. It is anticipated that new dosimetry systems that come into use after the end of SOLO will incorporate these modules and support future epidemiological work. 2. To carry out epidemiological studies of morbidity and mortality from non-cancer diseases - specifically respiratory and circulatory diseases - and of cancer incidence among workers at Mayak Production Association, based on Mayak-Doses-2008. 3. To examine the feasibility of conducting a pooled epidemiological analysis of the Mayak and Sellafield plutonium worker cohorts. A common internal dosimetry protocol for assessing doses from plutonium exposures will be produced , with quantification of uncertainties. If judged feasible, doses will be calculated and an epidemiological analysis undertaken. 4. To analyse the feasibility of conducting a pooled analysis of cancer incidence and mortality following in utero irradiation among the offspring of Mayak female workers and of the Techa River female population, based on the estimation of doses to the embryo and fetus, and - if judged feasible - to undertake this analysis. The research will be coordinated with related research in the Southern Urals. The findings should provide a more robust scientific basis for underpinning radiation protection standards.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /social sciences/sociology/demography/mortality
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/oncology/cancer
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/embryology

Call for proposal

FP7-Fission-2009
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

Department of Health
Address
Quarry House, Quarry Hill
LS2 7UE Leeds
United Kingdom
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 578 902
Administrative Contact
Anne Dempsey (Mrs.)

Participants (11)

FEDERAL STATE UNITARY ENTERPRISE SOUTHERN URALS BIOPHYSICS INSTITUTE OF FEDERAL MEDICOBIOLOGICAL AGENCY
Russia
EU contribution
€ 1 278 800,60
Address
Ozyorskoe Shosse 19
456780 Ozyorsk
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tamara Azizova (Dr.)
FEDERAL STATE INSTITUTION OF SCIENCE URALS RESEARCH CENTER FOR RADIATION MEDICINE FEDERAL MEDICAL-BIOLOGICAL AGENCY
Russia
EU contribution
€ 772 994,60
Address
Vorovsky 68-A
454076 Chelyabinsk
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vladimir Gritsenko (Dr.)
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM MUENCHEN DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUER GESUNDHEIT UND UMWELT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 486 500
Address
Ingolstadter Landstrasse 1
85764 Neuherberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jürgen Ertel (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Address
-
PR1 2HE Preston
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Damien Mcelvenny (Prof.)
KRAEFTENS BEKAEMPELSE

Participation ended

Denmark
EU contribution
€ 1 136
Address
Strandboulevarden 49
2100 Koebenhavn
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Joachim Schuez (Dr.)
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 184 515
Address
Viale Regina Elena 299
00161 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rosa Maria Martoccia (Dr.)
ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 177 458
Address
Albinusdreef 2
2333 ZA Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liesbeth Dorama (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
United States
EU contribution
€ 95 000
Address
Grinter Hall 223
32611 5500 Gainesville
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rolsyn Heath (Ms.)
CENTRE INTERNATIONAL DE RECHERCHE SUR LE CANCER
France
EU contribution
€ 170 781,60
Address
150 Cours Albert Thomas
69372 Lyon Cedex 08
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Olaf Kelm (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 360 861,20
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Katherine Boylan (Dr.)
Public Health England an Executive Agency of the Dept of Health

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 890 571
Address
Waterloo Road
SE1 8UG London
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
John Harrison (Dr.)