Title: Evaluation of long-term effects of low doses of ionising radiation (the role of the regional medicodosimetric register of SGCE personnel and population of Seversk)

Authors: R.M. Takhauov, L.A. Ilyin, A.B. Karpov, O.A. Vysotskiy, M.F. Kiselev, A.P. Panfilov, Yu.V. Dolgopolov, G.S. Andreyev, A.I. Maslyuk, V.I. Shipatchev, T.V. Blokhina, Zh.O. Vostrova, M.A. Bezrukov, N.V. Goncharova

Addresses: The Seversk Biophysical Research Centre, The Federal Department of the Medical Biological and Emergency Problems, Russian Ministry of Public Health and Social Development, A Closed Administrative Territorial Formation (CATF), Seversk, Russia. ' The State Research Centre, Institute of Biophysics, The Federal Department of the Medical Biological and Emergency Problems at the Russian Ministry of Public Health and Social Development, Moscow, Russia. ' The Seversk Biophysical Research Centre, The Federal Department of the Medical Biological and Emergency Problems at the Russian Ministry of Public Health and Social Development, A Closed Administrative Territorial Formation (CATF), Seversk, Russia. ' The Seversk Biophysical Research Centre, The Federal Department of the Medical Biological and Emergency Problems at the Russian Ministry of Public Health and Social Development, A Closed Administrative Territorial Formation (CATF), Seversk, Russia. ' The Federal Department of the Medical Biological and Emergency Problems, Russian Ministry of Public Health and Social Development, Moscow, Russia. ' Emergency Situations Department of the Russian Ministry of Atomic Energy, Moscow, Russia. ' The Siberian Group of Chemical Enterprises, Seversk, Russia. ' The Siberian Group of Chemical Enterprises, Seversk, Russia. ' The Siberian Group of Chemical Enterprises, Seversk, Russia. ' The Seversk Biophysical Research Centre, The Federal Department of the Medical Biological and Emergency Problems, Russian Ministry of Public Health and Social Development, A Closed Administrative Territorial Formation (CATF), Seversk, Russia. ' The Seversk Biophysical Research Centre, The Federal Department of the Medical Biological and Emergency Problems, Russian Ministry of Public Health and Social Development, A Closed Administrative Territorial Formation (CATF), Seversk, Russia. ' The Seversk Biophysical Research Centre, The Federal Department of the Medical Biological and Emergency Problems, Russian Ministry of Public Health and Social Development, A Closed Administrative Territorial Formation (CATF), Seversk, Russia. ' The Siberian Group of Chemical Enterprises, Seversk, Russia. ' The Seversk Biophysical Research Centre, The Federal Department of the Medical Biological and Emergency Problems, Russian Ministry of Public Health and Social Development, A Closed Administrative Territorial Formation (CATF), Seversk, Russia

Abstract: The purpose of the research: to develop the optimal model of the creation of a medicodosimetric register, to carry out research on the dynamics of morbidity and mortality rate indices in personnel of the Siberian Group of Chemical Enterprises (SGCE) and to evaluate the long term effects of low doses of ionising radiation (IR). Materials and methods: the database of the Regional Medicodosimetric Register (RMDR) of SGCE personnel includes information about personnel, dosimetric and the medical character of the disease. We have completed forming the cohorts of reactor production (RP) and radiochemical production (RCP) workers. The cited data testify that most RP and RCP workers received registered cumulative doses of external radiation lower than 500 mSv (|low doses|), so further analysis will help us to understand the IR effects on the health of workers under study.

Keywords: regional medicodosimetric register; low doses; low radiation; ionising radiation; Russia; morbidity dynamics; morbidity rates; nuclear workers; nuclear safety; health risks.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLR.2006.009521

International Journal of Low Radiation, 2006 Vol.2 No.3/4, pp.285 - 298

Available online: 17 Apr 2006 *

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