Accession Number : ADA286238
Title : Analysis of Chronic Radiation Sickness Cases in the Population of the Southern Urals
Descriptive Note : Contract rept.
Corporate Author : ARMED FORCES RADIOBIOLOGY RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD
Personal Author(s) : Kossenko, M M ; Akleyev, A A ; Degteva, M O ; Kozheurov, V P ; Degtyaryova, R G
Report Date : Aug 1994
Pagination or Media Count : 94
Abstract : This report was prepared for the Defense Nuclear Agency under contract number DNAOO1-92-M-0658. The report is based on information obtained from a 40-year follow-up of people exposed to radiation due to discharges of radioactive waste from an industrial facility, the Mayak Production Association, into the Techa-Iset river system. The results of the medical follow-up have been described in a number of articles published in scientific journals in Russia. This report summarizes dosimetric and medical data within the framework of deterministic effects and, in particular, chronic radiation sickness (CRS). From 1952 to 1961, 940 people out of 28,000 exposed to radiation in the riverside communities on the Techa were diagnosed as having CRS. Conditions of exposure are described, irradiation dose computations are presented, and the clinical picture of CRS is characterized.
Descriptors : *NUCLEAR RADIATION , *RADIOBIOLOGY , *RADIATION SICKNESS , USSR , COMPUTATIONS , ORGANIZATIONS , PRODUCTION , COMMUNITIES , WOUNDS AND INJURIES , WASTES , RADIOACTIVE WASTES , PICTURES , NUMBERS , EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY) , IRRADIATION , MILITARY RESEARCH , CHRONOBIOLOGY , HEALTH , FACILITIES , REPORTS
Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE