Corpus ID: 36289957

What did we learn from epidemiological studies in high background radiation area in India

@inproceedings{Jayalekshmia2005WhatDW,
  title={What did we learn from epidemiological studies in high background radiation area in India},
  author={P. Jayalekshmia and P. Gangadharana and V. S. Binua and R. Naira and M. Naira and B. Rajana and S. Akibab},
  year={2005}
}
Cancer causing potential of chronic exposure to high natural radiation seen in Chavara– Neendakara coast of Karunagappally taluk in Kerala, India is studied by the Natural Background Radiation Cancer Registry, Karunagappally since 1990. Population survey of 359,619 people recorded socio-demographic (SD) information and radiation levels measured inside (71,674) and outside (76,942) houses. Radiation level between and within the panchayats showed large variations. About 23,000 population were… Expand
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