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Int J Radiat Res 2019, 17(4): 683-688 Back to browse issues page
Studies on carcinogenic effect on the veterans of taking atmospheric nuclear weapons testing troops in Gansu, China
G. Liu Dr. , R. Zhang, L. Niu, Y. Li, X. Wu, Y. Liu
Gansu province center for disease control and prevention, Lanzhou, Gansu, China , lgscfll@163.com
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Background: To explore the carcinogenic effect about the veterans of taking atmospheric nuclear weapons testing troops in Gansu, China. Materials and Methods: During 2005-2014, all the veterans of taking atmospheric nuclear weapons testing troops were required to have a medical examination in Gansu, 3721 veterans were requested to make an occupational health examination. They were exposed the radioactive fallout particles from atmospheric nuclear burst (the total β radioactive substances and the        radio-nuclides: 3H, 90Sr, 137Cs, 239Pu, 99Mo 95Zr,97Zr,131I,133I,and 132Te etc.), they were away from testing sites 10-30 Km. Cancer patients were required to provide the in-patient case history and check pathologically report. For part of the veterans, the level of radiation dose was 100-150mSv.  Results: There were 40 primary tumor and 25 malignant tumors, incidence rate was 1075 /105 and 672/105; The cancer incidence of the transportation corps was 1253 /105, average age was 48.08 years, average service life was 6.08 years; The cancer incidence of the engineering corps is 762 /105,average age is 55.56 years, average service life was 5.48 years; The comparison of the cancer incidence was shown that the trend of escalation about the cancer incidence along with the servicing year increase; In order of the cancer incidence: gastric cancer, lung cancer, carcinoma of colon, esophagus cancer, rectum cancer and skin cancer, the incidence rate was remarkably increasing (p<0.01). Conclusion: It was shown that the trend of escalation about the cancer incidence along with the servicing year increase, the first was neoplasms of digestive system; it may be due to the contaminated radioactive materials transferred through the digestive tract, hence leading to in vivo irradiation.
Keywords: Radioactive fallout, carcinogenic effect, cancer incidence, the veterans, late effect of radiation.
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Liu G, Zhang R, Niu L, Li Y, Wu X, Liu Y. Studies on carcinogenic effect on the veterans of taking atmospheric nuclear weapons testing troops in Gansu, China . Int J Radiat Res. 2019; 17 (4) :683-688
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