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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123148/radiological-investigation-of-high-background-radiation-areas
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Fawzia Mubarak, M Fayez-Hassan, N A Mansour, Talaat Salah Ahmed, Abdallah Ali
In this paper, we used the Hyper-Pure Germanium (HPGe) detector to measure 30 samples which are collected from north of Nile Delta near Rosetta beach in Egypt. The activity of primordial radionuclides, such as (238)U, (235)U, (232)Th, and (40)K was estimated. Concentrations ranged between 36.5-177.4, 50-397.5 and 56.1-168.9 Bq.kg(-1) for (238)U, (232)Th and (40)K respectively. Activity concentration of (235)U and the variation in uranium isotopic ratio (235)U/(238)U was calculated. External hazard indices (Hex) (or radium equivalent activity Raeq), activity concentration indices (I), alpha index (Iα), absorbed outdoor gamma dose rate (Dout), effective outdoor gamma dose rate (Eout) and Excess Lifetime Cancer Risk (ELCR) due to different samples are estimated...
November 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981856/comparative-study-of-radon-exposure-in-canadian-homes-and-uranium-mines-a-discussion-on-the-importance-of-national-radon-program
#2
Jing Chen
The history of lung cancer in uranium miners is well known for over hundreds of years when the disease was referred to as 'miner's disease' or 'mountain sickness'. Radon levels in uranium mines have decreased significantly over the past 30 years as a result of effective radiation protection measures at workplaces. For the most recent 10-year period, the average radon concentrations to underground and surface workers in Canadian uranium mines were 111 and 11 Bq m-3, respectively. Based on the recent radon survey carried out in roughly 14 000 homes in 121 health regions across Canada and the more recent radon and thoron survey in 33 Canadian cities and 4000 homes, the average radon concentration in Canadian homes is 77 Bq m-3...
September 18, 2017: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952299/no-evaluation-of-serum-p53-levels-in-iraqi-female-breast-cancer-patients
#3
Ferdous A Jabir, Wisam H Hoidy
Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed and the second leading cause of cancer death among Iraqi women. The population was exposed to high levels of depleted uranium following the first and second Gulf Wars and this might be a risk factor. Protein 53 (p53) or Tumor protein 53 (Tp53) was originally defined as an oncogenic protein. The aim of the study was to evaluate P-53 serum concentrations in fifty Iraqi female breast cancer patients and twenty five healthy volunteers using the ELISA technique. All these patients attended the Teaching Hospital of AL Diwaniyah during the period between June 2016 to March 2017...
September 27, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940040/analysis-of-mortality-in-a-pooled-cohort-of-canadian-and-german-uranium-processing-workers-with-no-mining-experience
#4
Lydia B Zablotska, Nora Fenske, Maria Schnelzer, Sergey Zhivin, Dominique Laurier, Michaela Kreuzer
PURPOSE: Long-term health risks of occupational exposures to uranium processing were examined to better understand potential differences with uranium underground miners and nuclear reactor workers. METHODS: A cohort study of mortality of workers from Port Hope, Canada (1950-1999) and Wismut, Germany (1946-2008) employed in uranium milling, refining, and processing was conducted. Poisson regression was used to evaluate the association between cumulative exposures to radon decay products (RDP) and gamma-rays and causes of death potentially related to uranium processing...
September 22, 2017: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925920/low-radon-exposure-and-mortality-among-jouac-uranium-miners-an-update-of-the-french-cohort-1946-2007
#5
Estelle Rage, Sylvaine Caër-Lorho, Dominique Laurier
After the extension of the French cohort of uranium miners with the inclusion of workers employed in the Jouac mines, this article seeks to describe the new Jouac cohort and to estimate mortality risks, as well as to quantify their relation to radon exposure in this extended cohort. The Jouac cohort includes 458 miners hired by the Société des Mines de Jouac between 1957 and 2001. As there is no measurement of radon exposure before 1978 were unavailable, only the post-1977 Jouac cohort (n=314) has been included in the French cohort, creating an extended cohort of 5400 French uranium miners followed up from 1946 to 2007...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923384/synthesis-and-structure-elucidation-of-novel-salophen-based-dioxo-uranium-vi-complexes-in-vitro-and-in-silico-studies-of-their-dna-bsa-binding-properties-and-anticancer-activity
#6
S Yousef Ebrahimipour, Maryam Mohamadi, Masoud Torkzadeh Mahani, Jim Simpson, Joel T Mague, Iran Sheikhshoaei
The synthesis and characterization of three dioxo U(VI) complexes, [UO2(L(1))(OH2)], [UO2(L(2))DMF], and [UO2(L(2))DMSO], [L(1)](2-) = 1,1'-(4-methyl-1,2-phenylenebis (nitrilomethylidyne))di-2-naphtholate: [L(2)](2-) = 1,1'-(o-phenylenebis (nitrilomethylidyne)) di-2-naphtholate, are reported. Elemental analysis, FT-IR, (1)HNMR, UV-Vis spectroscopy, molar conductivity and single crystal X-ray diffraction were used to characterize the complexes. It was found that the complexes adopt a distorted pentagonal bipyramidal coordination geometry...
November 10, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815680/study-of-coverage-of-confidence-intervals-for-the-standardized-mortality-ratio-in-studies-with-missing-death-certificates
#7
Jana Timkova, Lukas Kotik, Ladislav Tomasek
This paper assesses the coverage probability of commonly used confidence intervals for the standardized mortality ratio (SMR) when death certificates are missing. It also proposes alternative confidence interval approaches with coverage probabilities close to .95. In epidemiology, the SMR is an important measure of risk of disease mortality (or incidence) to compare a specific group to a reference population. The appropriate confidence interval for the SMR is crucial, especially when the SMR is close to 1.0 and the statistical significance of the risk needs to be determined...
August 16, 2017: Statistics in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760388/baseline-evaluation-for-natural-radioactivity-level-and-radiological-hazardous-parameters-associated-with-processing-of-high-grade-monazite
#8
E M El Afifi, A M Shahr El-Din, R F Aglan, E H Borai, M M Abo-Aly
Egyptian monazite is a promising resource and investment attractive for production of valuable metals of industrial or nuclear interest such as rare earth elements (REEs), thorium (Th) and uranium (U). The study was focused to establish a baseline framework in viewpoint of radiation protection for the workers in production of REEs from high-grade monazite treated by sodium hydroxide (NaOH) solutions. Radiological hazard indices (cancer, gonadal and other risks) were evaluated, due to emissions (α-, β- and γ-radiations) of radium-isotopes ((228)Ra, (226)Ra, (223)Ra) and lead ((210)Pb)...
July 29, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697062/morbidity-and-health-risk-factors-among-new-mexico-miners-a-comparison-across-mining-sectors
#9
Alice M Shumate, Kristin Yeoman, Tristan Victoroff, Kandace Evans, Roger Karr, Tami Sanchez, Akshay Sood, Anthony Scott Laney
OBJECTIVE: This study examines differences in chronic health outcomes between coal, uranium, metal, and nonmetal miners. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study using data from a health screening program for current and former New Mexico miners, log-binomial logistic regression models were used to estimate relative risks of respiratory and heart disease, cancer, osteoarthritis, and back pain associated with mining in each sector as compared with coal, adjusting for other relevant risk factors...
August 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655165/investigation-of-natural-radioactivity-as-a-possible-driver-of-cancer-incidence-in-para%C3%A3-ba-northeastern-brazil
#10
Josineide Marques do Nascimento Santos, José Araújo Dos Santos Júnior, Ana Maria Mendoça de Albuquerque Melo, Romilton Dos Santos Amaral, Rômulo Simões Cezar Menezes, Zahily Herrero Fernández, Lino Angel Valcárcel Rojas, Jairo Dias Bezerra, Alberto Antônio da Silva, Kennedy Francys Rodrigues Damascena, Nilson Vicente da Silva Medeiros
An increase of health problems has been reported in the city of Triunfo, Paraíba, NE Brazil. This pattern has been attributed to environmental radiation since there are uranium deposits in the neighboring municipalities. The present study aimed to carry a radiometric survey in Triunfo to determine effective dose from external outdoor radiation exposure. The results were obtained through 'in situ' measurements using a gamma spectrometry system. The results ranged from 0.06 to 0.38 mSv/y, mean of 0.20 mSv/y...
June 24, 2017: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520643/risk-of-lung-cancer-mortality-in-nuclear-workers-from-internal-exposure-to-alpha-particle-emitting-radionuclides
#11
James Grellier, Will Atkinson, Philippe Bérard, Derek Bingham, Alan Birchall, Eric Blanchardon, Richard Bull, Irina Guseva Canu, Cécile Challeton-de Vathaire, Rupert Cockerill, Minh T Do, Hilde Engels, Jordi Figuerola, Adrian Foster, Luc Holmstock, Christian Hurtgen, Dominique Laurier, Matthew Puncher, Anthony E Riddell, Eric Samson, Isabelle Thierry-Chef, Margot Tirmarche, Martine Vrijheid, Elisabeth Cardis
BACKGROUND: Carcinogenic risks of internal exposures to alpha-emitters (except radon) are poorly understood. Since exposure to alpha particles-particularly through inhalation-occurs in a range of settings, understanding consequent risks is a public health priority. We aimed to quantify dose-response relationships between lung dose from alpha-emitters and lung cancer in nuclear workers. METHODS: We conducted a case-control study, nested within Belgian, French, and UK cohorts of uranium and plutonium workers...
September 2017: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508337/natural-radionuclide-dose-and-lifetime-cancer-risk-due-to-ingestion-of-fish-and-water-from-fresh-water-reservoirs-near-the-proposed-uranium-mining-site
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Sathesh Kumar Annamalai, Kantha Deivi Arunachalam, Rajaram Selvaraj
Ten sampling locations in Nagarjuna Sagar Dam have been selected to assess the suitability of the reservoir water for human consumption. The sediment, water, and fish samples were collected and analyzed for radionuclide ((238)U, (232)Th, (210)Po, (226)Ra, (210)Pb) and physicochemical parameters like pH, TOC, total hardness, alkalinity, DO, cation exchange capacity, and particle size. The spatial variations among the radionuclides ((238)U, (232)Th, (210)Po, (226)Ra, (210)Pb) in water and bottom sediments of Nagarjuna Sagar Dam were determined...
June 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462701/depleted-uranium-and-human-health
#13
Armando Faa, Clara Gerosa, Daniela Fanni, Giuseppe Floris, Peter Van Eyken, Joanna Izabela Lachowicz, Valeria Marina Nurchi
Depleted uranium (DU) is generally considered an emerging pollutant, first extensively introduced into environment in the early nineties in Iraq, during the military operation called "Desert Storm". DU has been hypothesized to represent a hazardous element both for soldiers exposed as well as for the inhabitants of the polluted areas in the war zones. In this review, the possible consequences on human health of DU released in the environment are critically analyzed. In the first part, the chemical properties of DU and the principal civil and military uses are summarized...
April 25, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443719/influence-of-quartz-exposure-on-lung-cancer-types-in-cases-of-lymph-node-only-silicosis-and-lung-silicosis-in-german-uranium-miners
#14
Stefan Mielke, Dirk Taeger, Kerstin Weitmann, Thomas Brüning, Wolfgang Hoffmann
Inhaled crystalline quartz is a carcinogen. Analyses show differences in the distribution of lung cancer types depending on the status of silicosis. Using 2,524 lung tumor cases from the WISMUT autopsy repository database, silicosis was differentiated into cases without silicosis in lung parenchyma and its lymph nodes, with lymph node-only silicosis, or with lung silicosis including lymph node silicosis. The proportions of adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and small-cell lung carcinoma mortality for increasing quartz exposures were estimated in a multinomial logistic regression model...
April 26, 2017: Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432368/indoor-radon-in-micro-geological-setting-of-an-indigenous-community-in-canada-a-pilot-study-for-hazard-identification
#15
Atanu Sarkar, Derek Hc Wilton, Erica Fitzgerald
BACKGROUND: Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. In Canada, the health authorities have no access to comprehensive profile of the communities built over uranium-rich micro-geological settings. The present indoor radon monitoring guideline is unable to provide an accurate identification of health hazards due to discounting several parameters of housing characteristics. OBJECTIVE: To explore indoor radon levels in a micro-geological setting known for high uranium in bedrock and to develop a theoretical model for a revised radon testing protocol...
April 2017: International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431380/recent-aspects-of-uranium-toxicology-in-medical-geology
#16
REVIEW
Geir Bjørklund, Olav Albert Christophersen, Salvatore Chirumbolo, Olle Selinus, Jan Aaseth
Uranium (U) is a chemo-toxic, radiotoxic and even a carcinogenic element. Due to its radioactivity, the effects of U on humans health have been extensively investigated. Prolonged U exposure may cause kidney disease and cancer. The geological distribution of U radionuclides is still a great concern for human health. Uranium in groundwater, frequently used as drinking water, and general environmental pollution with U raise concerns about the potential public health problem in several areas of Asia. The particular paleo-geological hallmark of India and other Southern Asiatic regions enhances the risk of U pollution in rural and urban communities...
July 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395154/meta-analysis-of-depleted-uranium-levels-in-the-balkan-region
#17
Larisa Besic, Imer Muhovic, Adna Asic, Amina Kurtovic-Kozaric
In recent years, contradicting data has been published on the connection between the presence of depleted uranium and an increased cancer incidence among military personnel deployed in the Balkans during the 1992-1999 wars. This has led to numerous research articles investigating possible depleted uranium contamination of the afflicted regions of the Balkan Peninsula, namely Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo and Montenegro. The aim of this study was to collect data from previously published reports investigating the levels of depleted uranium in the Balkans and to present the data in the form of a meta-analysis...
June 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340370/validation-of-comet-assay-in-oregon-r-and-wild-type-strains-of-drosophila-melanogaster-exposed-to-a-natural-radioactive-environment-in-brazilian-semiarid-region
#18
Cícero Jorge Verçosa, Aroldo Vieira de Moraes Filho, Ícaro Fillipe de Araújo Castro, Robson Gomes Dos Santos, Kenya Silva Cunha, Daniela de Melo E Silva, Ana Cristina Lauer Garcia, Julio Alejandro Navoni, Viviane Souza do Amaral, Claudia Rohde
Natural radiation of geological origin is a common phenomenon in Brazil, a country where radioactive agents such as uranium may be often found. As an unstable atom, uranium undergoes radioactive decay with the generation of a series of decay by-products, including radon, which may be highly genotoxic and trigger several pathological processes, among which cancer. Because it is a gas, radon may move freely between cracks and gaps in the ground, seeping upwards into the buildings and in the environment. In this study, two Drosophila melanogaster Meigen (Diptera, Drosophilidae) strains called Oregon-R and Wild (collected in a non-radioactive environment) were exposed to atmospheric radiation in the Lajes Pintadas city, in the semiarid zone of northeastern Brazil...
July 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335450/assessment-of-radioactive-materials-and-heavy-metals-in-the-surface-soil-around-the-bayanwula-prospective-uranium-mining-area-in-china
#19
Haribala Bai, Bitao Hu, Chengguo Wang, Shanhu Bao, Gerilemandahu Sai, Xiao Xu, Shuai Zhang, Yuhong Li
The present work is the first systematic and large scale study on radioactive materials and heavy metals in surface soil around the Bayanwula prospective uranium mining area in China. In this work, both natural and anthropogenic radionuclides and heavy metals in 48 surface soil samples were analyzed using High Purity Germanium (HPGe) γ spectrometry and inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). The obtained mean activity concentrations of (238)U, (226)Ra, (232)Th, (40)K, and (137)Cs were 25.81 ± 9...
March 14, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290930/medical-effects-of-a-transuranic-dirty-bomb
#20
Asaf Durakovic
The modern military battlefields are characterized by the use of nonconventional weapons such as encountered in the conflicts of the Gulf War I and Gulf War II. Recent warfare in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Balkans has introduced radioactive weapons to the modern war zone scenarios. This presents the military medicine with a new area of radioactive warfare with the potential large scale contamination of military and civilian targets with the variety of radioactive isotopes further enhanced by the clandestine use of radioactive materials in the terrorist radioactive warfare...
March 2017: Military Medicine
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