A cytogenetic study of radiological workers: effect of age, smoking and radiation burden on the micronucleus frequency.

@article{Thierens1996ACS,
  title={A cytogenetic study of radiological workers: effect of age, smoking and radiation burden on the micronucleus frequency.},
  author={Hubert Thierens and Anne Vral and Leo de Ridder},
  journal={Mutation research},
  year={1996},
  volume={360 2},
  pages={
          75-82
        }
}
A large scale cytogenetic study of the radiation damage in nuclear power plant workers and medical workers handling X-ray machines (269 individuals) was undertaken using the micronucleus assay for peripheral blood lymphocytes. The micronucleus frequency was found to increase systematically with donor age. After correction for the age-dependence, no correlation of the micronucleus frequency with smoking habits, expressed as cigarette-years and cigarette consumption per day, could be observed… CONTINUE READING

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