The Contribution of Uranium Miners to Lung Cancer Histogenesis
Uranium mining on the Colorado Plateau started as an aggressive industry in 1950. At that time, little was known about the carcinogenic hazards of uranium mining except for the high incidence of cancer in the Old World uranium mining industry of Schneeberg in Germany and Joachimsthal in Czechoslovakia during the 19th century. Suspicions were voiced and predictions made that there could be a high incidence of lung cancer in our uranium mining population.
KeywordsSputum Sample Uranium Miner Colorado Plateau Sputum Cytology Radon Daughter
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