Micronucleus frequency is increased in peripheral blood lymphocytes of nuclear power plant workers.

@article{Hadjidekova2003MicronucleusFI,
  title={Micronucleus frequency is increased in peripheral blood lymphocytes of nuclear power plant workers.},
  author={Valeria B Hadjidekova and Minka Bulanova and Stefano Bonassi and Monica Neri},
  journal={Radiation research},
  year={2003},
  volume={160 6},
  pages={684-90}
}
Nuclear power plant workers are exposed to ionizing radiation at relatively low doses and for prolonged periods of time. To investigate the extent of genetic damage in these workers, a group of 133 nuclear power plant workers and 39 healthy controls were compared using the cytokinesis-block micronucleus assay. The frequency of micronuclei was significantly increased in peripheral lymphocytes of nuclear power plant workers (20.5 +/- 9.7% compared to 13.7 +/- 5.9%). A significant dose-response… CONTINUE READING

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