Biomarkers of genetic damage and inflammation in blood and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid among former German uranium miners: a pilot study.

@article{Popp2000BiomarkersOG,
  title={Biomarkers of genetic damage and inflammation in blood and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid among former German uranium miners: a pilot study.},
  author={Walter Popp and Ulla Plappert and Wolfgang Ulrich M{\"u}ller and Bernd Rehn and Jhminique Schneider and Andreas Braun and Peter C Bauer and Carola Vahrenholz and Peter Presek and Andreas Brauksiepe and G{\"u}nter Enderle and Todd Wuest and Joachim Bruch and Theodor M. Fliedner and Nikolaus Konietzko and C. Streffer and H J Woitowitz and Klaus Norpoth},
  journal={Radiation and environmental biophysics},
  year={2000},
  volume={39 4},
  pages={275-82}
}
Former East German uranium miners who are known to have been exposed to radon are estimated to be at high risk for lung carcinogenesis. Among these miners over 200 occupationally caused lung cancer cases are expected to occur each year, resulting in a total of 7,000-24,000 excess lung cancer cases in the coming years. It is still unknown whether there is a correlation between biomarkers and the exposure of the uranium miners to ionizing radiation that might enable us to trace those miners with… CONTINUE READING
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