BACKGROUND RADIATION AND CANCER INCIDENCE IN KERALA, INDIA—KARANAGAPPALLY COHORT STUDY

@article{Nair2009BACKGROUNDRA,
  title={BACKGROUND RADIATION AND CANCER INCIDENCE IN KERALA, INDIA—KARANAGAPPALLY COHORT STUDY},
  author={R. Nair and B. Rajan and S. Akiba and P. Jayalekshmi and M. Nair and P. Gangadharan and T. Koga and H. Morishima and S. Nakamura and T. Sugahara},
  journal={Health Physics},
  year={2009},
  volume={96},
  pages={55-66}
}
  • R. Nair, B. Rajan, +7 authors T. Sugahara
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • Health Physics
  • The coastal belt of Karunagappally, Kerala, India, is known for high background radiation (HBR) from thorium-containing monazite sand. In coastal panchayats, median outdoor radiation levels are more than 4 mGy y−1 and, in certain locations on the coast, it is as high as 70 mGy y−1. Although HBR has been repeatedly shown to increase the frequency of chromosome aberrations in the circulating lymphocytes of exposed persons, its carcinogenic effect is still unproven. A cohort of all 385,103… CONTINUE READING
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