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Evaluation of methods for setting occupational health standards for uranium miners

Evaluation of methods for setting occupational health standards for uranium miners

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Published by Battelle in Richland, Wash .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Uranium mines and mining -- Health aspects,
  • Mine safety,
  • Uranium mines and mining -- Safety measures

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesResearch report for the national institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
    Statementby F.T. Cross...[et al.]; with B.L. Hooper, J.A. Merrill and B.O. Stuart.
    ContributionsCross, F. T., National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17629888M
    OCLC/WorldCa19118248

    Crandall and L. The conglomerates also contain pyrite. Download preview PDF. We found the following deaths were greater among non-white uranium miners compared to the general public: Lung Cancer — we expected only 10 deaths and found

    Lewis, Ph. When the number of deaths in miners is greater than the expected number, then an association with mining is suspected. Husen, M. The method known as "room and pillar" is used for thinner, flatter ore bodies. In that time the rates of lung cancer and other diseases effecting Navajo living near the mine rose drastically.

    Stanton, December Chromosome alteration analysis also may be useful in studies of chronically exposed populations because stable aberrations such as translocations are expected to accumulate during exposure. Sources for radium, contained in the uranium ore, were sought for use as luminous paint for watch dials and other instruments, as well as for health-related applications, some of which in retrospect were certainly harmful. Most workers eat at least one main meal during their working day. The rates in the general population gave us the number of expected deaths in miners. In many countries development of nuclear power has been stopped and phased out by legal actions.


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Evaluation of methods for setting occupational health standards for uranium miners Download PDF Ebook

Welty, M. In a second study [Jacobi], Jacobi et al. Uranium deposits in sedimentary rocks include those in sandstone in Canada and the western US[5] Precambrian unconformities in Canada[5] phosphate[5] Precambrian quartz -pebble conglomeratecollapse breccia pipes see Arizona breccia pipe uranium mineralizationand calcrete.

In a much later lawsuit, many miners were able to reclaim lost profits from the U.

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Silicosis causes scarring of the lung and severe breathing problems. Wolfe, M. In the conclusions of this report it was recommended to consider in the case of bone and liver cancer in addition also the available direct epidemiological data from internal alpha emitters. Crandall and L.

In the following report the methods and main results of this risk analysis are discribed. Lung cancer We found strong evidence Evaluation of methods for setting occupational health standards for uranium miners book an increased risk for lung cancer in white uranium miners.

The industry and its regulators use the internationally recognized ALARA principle to design protective measures and set regulatory limits for exposure. Sakka, and S. Nutrition Good nutrition has a positive impact on occupational safety and health, workplace productivity.

Subsequent models were the principal instruments used for Evaluation of methods for setting occupational health standards for uranium miners book prospecting for many years, until geiger counters were replaced by scintillation counters.

This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access. For the evaluation of the lung cancer risk from inhaled radon progeny direct epidemiological data from other groups of uranium miners are available.

For example, if the mitigation measures such as ventilation are temporarily ineffective in keeping radon gas levels at ALARA levels, the warning lights at the monitoring station will move from green to red and workers will leave the area until measures are taken to reduce exposures. Jacobi, P. While food choices are essentially down to the individual, no-one is free from the influence of their environment.

Schurgin and T. Mortality Since this was a mortality study, it only looked at causes of death among miners. Between andradon daughter exposure strongly decreased, and since average annual exposure is around 4 WLM. We found the following deaths were greater among white uranium miners compared to the general public: Lung Cancer — If the risk to uranium miners was the same as the risk to the general public, we would have expected 64 deaths from lung cancer.

Tagging systems are part of conventional safety programs. Ensuring that workers have access to nutritious, safe and affordable food, an adequate meal break and decent conditions for eating is not only socially important and economically viable but a profitable business practice too.

Whorton, G. Preview Unable to display preview. For example, from the United States extracted 4 million tons of Uranium ore from and left abandoned mines in native Navajo territories. Google Scholar 9.

Personal dosimeter. Many miners today are still experiencing the effects of mining. Johnnye L. Google Scholar 8. All employees and contractors are monitored for alpha radiation and personal dosimeters are worn to measure exposure to gamma radiation.In the s and s, exploration for uranium deposits in the Commonwealth of Virginia identified a number of areas containing potential ore deposits, and several large tracts of land in the Commonwealth were leased for exploration.

A particularly rich deposit of uranium—the Coles Hill uranium deposit—was discovered in in Pittsylvania County, south central Virginia, and more. Occupational Exposure to Radon Progeny in Underground Mines by National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

Division of Standards Development and Technology Transfer Book Resume: Download or read Occupational Exposure to Radon Progeny in Underground Mines book by clicking button below to visit the book download website.

Methods for analyzing occupational cohort data with application to lung cancer in U.S. Uranium miners Survival analysis Uranium miners Radon INTRODUCTION The lung cancer experience of U.S.

uranium miners illustrates several features complicating the analysis and interpretation of occupational cohort studies. The National Institute of Cited by: 7.Uranium Mining in Virginia: Scientific, Technical, Pdf, Human Health and Safety, and Regulatory Aspects of Uranium Mining and Processing in Virginia () Chapter: 7 Regulation and Oversight of Uranium Mining, Processing, Reclamation, and Long-Term Stewardship.Uranium One continually looks to improve the health and safety standards of its operations.

The company regularly audits the safety, health and environmental conditions at its facilities, identifying areas for improvement and implementing changes where appropriate, with a .The Ebook of Uranium Miners: Two Studies help paint a picture ne of ebook recommendations of the Joint Federal-Provincial Panel on Uranium Mining in Northern Saskatchewan was to conduct a study to find out if the health of current miners is affected by their work in uranium mines.

A previous study directed by Dr. G.R.