Mortality risk in a historical cohort of nuclear power plant workers in Germany: results from a second follow-up.

@article{Merzenich2014MortalityRI,
  title={Mortality risk in a historical cohort of nuclear power plant workers in Germany: results from a second follow-up.},
  author={Hiltrud Merzenich and Ga{\"e}l Paul Hammer and Katrin Tr{\"o}ltzsch and Kai Ruecker and Johanna Buncke and Franz Fehringer and Maria Blettner},
  journal={Radiation and environmental biophysics},
  year={2014},
  volume={53 2},
  pages={405-16}
}
Possible health effects of low and protracted doses of ionizing radiation are relevant for persons who are exposed to an occupational context like nuclear industry workers. A historical cohort study was therefore conducted to examine mortality risks following occupational radiation exposure among 4,844 German nuclear power plant workers. This cohort included workers from ten nuclear power plants with an observational period from 1991 until 1997. The results of an enlarged cohort with 8,972… CONTINUE READING