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Workshop on radiation risk research in southern Urals, 2002

Objective

Workers of the Mayak Production Association and the population of the Techariverside, located in the Southern Urals in Russia, have been exposed to radiation especially in the late 1940's and early 1950's due to radioactive material production and processing. A two-days workshop is planned for 2002 which will be devoted to reviewing progress with epidemiological research on these two cohorts and assessing their longer term potential. A follow-up meeting devoted to the broader aspects of research in the Southern Urals, in particular the potential of such studies to enhance the understanding and quantification of risks from low and protracted exposure to radiation, possible impediments to their success, and the needs to perform the research on a long-term scale.
Workers of the Mayak Production Association and the population of the Techariverside, located in the Southern Urals in Russia, have been exposed to radiation especially in the late 1940's and early 1950's due to radioactive material production and processing.

A workshop is planned for 2002 which will be devoted to reviewing progress with epidemiological research on these two cohorts and assessing their longer term potential. Relevant are aspects of dosimetry, mortality and health status registries, risk calculation and implications for the understanding of the radiation induced carcinogenesis. The workshop will be concluded by a session devoted to the broader aspects of research in the Southern Urals, in particular the potential of such studies to enhance the understanding and quantification of risks from low and protracted exposure to radiation, possible impediments to their success, and the need for greater collaboration among research teams in future.

Funding Scheme

ACM - Preparatory, accompanying and support measures

Coordinator

GSF-RESEARCH CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH
Address
Ingolstaedter Landstrasse 1
85764 Oberschleissheim
Germany