Analysis of lymphocytes from uranium mineworkers in Namibia for chromosomal damage using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH).

@article{Zaire1996AnalysisOL,
  title={Analysis of lymphocytes from uranium mineworkers in Namibia for chromosomal damage using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH).},
  author={R Zaire and Carol S. Griffin and Pete J Simpson and D. G. Papworth and John R. K. Savage and Sue Armstrong and M. A. Hulten},
  journal={Mutation research},
  year={1996},
  volume={371 1-2},
  pages={109-13}
}
Workers in the open pit uranium mine in Namibia appear to suffer from health problems including malignant diseases at a much higher prevalence when compared with the general population. The objective of the present study was to determine whether long-term exposure to low-dose uranium increases the risk of biological radiation damage which could lead to malignant diseases. In order to investigate this risk, we measured the relative frequency of chromosome alterations using Fluorescence in situ… CONTINUE READING