Chromosome Analysis in Accidental, Occupational and Environmental Radiation Exposure
There is no doubt, that chromosome analysis is nowadays one of the best methods to ascertain radiation exposure, although it has to be taken into consideration, that chromosome aberrations including the dicentric chromosome are not radiation-specific. Many literature data exist on biological dosimetry in cases of accidental exposure (for review see Hübner and Fry 1980), but the method is likewise well suited to monitor chronic occupational exposure below the annual dose limits or substantial environmental exposure, for instance to radon and its daughter products (Pohl-Rüling and Fischer 1979).
KeywordsNuclear Power Plant Chromosome Aberration Chromosome Analysis Dicentric Chromosome Aberration Frequency
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