Organization and planning of work involved in the long term clinical observation of children with a high radiation risk

Operation of the register involves analysing the basic parameters characterizing the health of children, carrying out epidemiological studies on various types of disease, refining dose parameters and reconstructing actual doses, establishing spatial and temporal dose distribution patterns, providing systematic information in support of the register, and so on. By 16 May 1986, thyroid dose monitoring had been carried out and detailed blood analyses performed on 140,000 children, who were also given complete medical examinations by specialists. In 95% of these children, the calculated caesium intake at the end of the year following the accident was less than 1 rem. Further information support for the register of the child population with the same comprehensive volume of medical information will make it possible to study the teratogenic effects of ionizing radiation and abnormal growth and development of children exposed at an early age, and to determine risk coefficients as a function of time, teratogenesis and cancer of the more sensitive tissues, as well as the effects of small doses of ionizing radiation. (author). 6 figs.

Authors

Bugaev, V.N.; Bomko, E.I.; Bruslova, E.M.; Avramenko, A.I.; Buldakov, L.A.; Rubel, N.F.

Descriptors

chernobylsk-4 reactor; children; computer codes; data compilation; delayed radiation effects; epidemiology; genetic radiation effects; medical examinations; neoplasms; organizing; planning; public health; radiation accidents; radiation doses; radiation monitoring; accidents; animals; biological effects; biological radiation effects; body; diseases; endocrine glands; enriched uranium reactors; genetic effects; glands; graphite moderated reactors; lwgr type reactors; mammals; man; medical surveillance; medicine; monitoring; organs; power reactors; preventive medicine; primates; radiation effects; reactors; thermal reactors; vertebrates

Subject Category

Actual Accidents

Source

Report; International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria); Medical aspects of the Chernobyl accident; IAEA-TECDOC--516.; Jul 1988.; 381 p.; p. 351-364.

Place of Publication

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Availability

Available from INIS in electronic form.