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ISoRED Video Library

Next Webinar:

"Dose reconstruction for epidemiological studies of uranium workers: challenges and solutions"

Dr. Estelle Davesne

Institut de Physique Nucléaire de Lyon, Lyon, France

December 8, 3:00 PM (GMT)
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Workers involved in the uranium nuclear cycle are chronically exposed to irradiation, inhalation of radon, radon progeny, and of long-lived radionuclides. Their monitoring was conducted either with ambient or personal dosimeters or periodic bioassays, depending on the exposure scenario. As several decades of extensive administrative and health and exposure data are available, epidemiological studies on these populations of workers will help to compare the risks arising from acute external irradiation with those generated from incorporated radionuclides with low dose rates.
To identify health effects, absorbed doses in relevant tissues should be based on bioassay and exposure conditions. However, monitoring data were gathered by routine monitoring to verify that workers’ exposures complied with regulatory dose limits, not to assess absorbed doses. Moreover, most monitoring results were recorded as “below the mínimum reporting level”. Although epidemiologists have gathered information on workers’ exposures by building job-exposure matrices, information on exposure conditions is incomplete. Thus, the reconstruction of doses received during the whole career of the worker is challenging.
The webinar will be focused on the challenges of dosimetry for epidemiological studies and the harmonized approach developed for the international Pooled Analysis of Uranium Workers Project (iPAUW) to reconstruct doses to assess the health risks for the first international pooled analysis of uranium processing workers.


Webinar Series: "Community building in Radiation Epidemiology and Dosimetry Research"

Webinar I: "The NCI Chernobyl Research Program"
Webinar 2: "IARC at ISoRED: Cancer Research Following Low-Dose Exposure"
Webinar 3 featuring the Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, IMI
Webinar 4 featuring University of Manchester and Collaborators
Webinar 5 featuring St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Webinar 6 featuring ISGlobal, Barcelona, Spain
Webinar 7 featuring Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France
Webinar 8 featuring Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire (IRSN), France.
Webinar 9 featuring Canadian Organization on Health Effects from Radiation Exposure (COHERE)
Webinar 10 featuring Late Effects Research Group at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
Webinar 11 featuring Research at the German Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS)


Webinar 12 featuring the Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF), Japan

ISoRED Webinar 13 featuring the UK Health Security Agency (formerly Public Health England)
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