Mortality from diseases other than cancer following low doses of ionizing radiation : results from the 15-Country Study of nuclear industry workers

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  • M Vrijheid
  • E Cardis
  • P Ashmore
  • A Auvinen
  • J-M Bae
  • E Gilbert
  • G Gulis
  • RR Habib
  • G Howe
  • J Kurtinaitis
  • H Malker
  • CR Muirhead
  • DB Richardson
  • F Rodriguez-Artalejo
  • A Rogel
  • M Schubauer-Berigan
  • H Tardy
  • M Telle-Lamberton
  • M Usel
  • K Veress

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Message to the reader : Follow-up studies demonstrate that besides cancer, also some non-cancer (i.e. cardiovascular,digestive and respiratory) diseases can be caused by high doses of ionizing radiation. In the IARC 15-country study of nuclear industry workers it was evaluated whether mortality from diseases other than cancer was related to radiation dose.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
JournalInternational Journal of Epidemiology (Advance Access published July 31,2007)
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2007


  • ionizing radiation, radiation effects, cohort studies, cardiovascular diseases, digestive system diseases, respiratory tract diseases

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