[Mortality risk of cardiovascular diseases for occupationally exposed workers].

T. V. Azizova*, M. B. Moseeva, E. S. Grigor'eva, C. R. Muirhed, N. Hunter, R. G. Haylock, J. A. O'Hagan

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Results of the risk analysis of mortality from ischemic heart disease (IHD) in the cohort of Mayak nuclear workers (18763 individuals) first employed in 1948-1972, with follow-up to 31.12.2005, were summarized. The mortality risk of IHD in the cohort of Mayak workers depended on the non-radiation factors such as gender, age, calendar period, smoking, alcohol consumption, arterial hypertension, body mass index. There was no statistically significant relationship between mortality from 1HD and total external dose. The risk of mortality from IHD was significantly higher for workers exposed to the total absorbed dose to liver > 0.025 Gy from internal alpha-radiation. There was a significantly increasing trend (ERR/Gy) of the IHD mortality with the total absorbed dose to liver from internal alpha-radiation due to incorporated plutonium. However, there was a decreasing trend of ERR/Gy with restriction of the follow-up to Ozyorsk and adjustment for the external dose.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)158-166
Number of pages9
JournalRadiatsionnaia biologiia, radioecologiia / Rossiǐskaia akademiia nauk
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012


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