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Epidemiological Studies of Exposed Southern Urals Populations

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 249675

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2010

  • End date

    28 February 2015

Funded under:

FP7-EURATOM-FISSION

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 072 286,80

  • EU contribution

    € 4 997 520

Coordinated by:

Department of Health

United Kingdom

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.

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

FEDERAL STATE INSTITUTION OF SCIENCE URALS RESEARCH CENTER FOR RADIATION MEDICINE FEDERAL MEDICAL-BIOLOGICAL AGENCY

Russia

EU Contribution

€ 772 994,60

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM MUENCHEN DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUER GESUNDHEIT UND UMWELT GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 486 500

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE

United Kingdom

KRAEFTENS BEKAEMPELSE

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 1 136

ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 184 515

ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS LEIDEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 177 458

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

United States

EU Contribution

€ 95 000

CENTRE INTERNATIONAL DE RECHERCHE SUR LE CANCER

France

EU Contribution

€ 170 781,60

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 360 861,20

Public Health England an Executive Agency of the Dept of Health

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 890 571

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 249675

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2010

  • End date

    28 February 2015

Funded under:

FP7-EURATOM-FISSION

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 072 286,80

  • EU contribution

    € 4 997 520

Coordinated by:

Department of Health

United Kingdom