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Mortality of employees of the Atomic Weapons Establishment, 1951-82.

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A total of 22,552 workers employed by the Atomic Weapons Establishment between 1951 and 1982 were followed up for an average of 18.6 years. Of the 3115 who died, 865 (28%) died of cancer. Mortality was 23% lower than the national average for all causes of death and 18% lower for cancer. These low rates were consistent with the findings in other workforces in the nuclear industry and reflect, at least in part, the selection of healthy people to work in the industry and the disproportionate rec...

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10.1136/bmj.297.6651.757

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Cancer Epidemiology Unit
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Journal:
BMJ (Clinical research ed.) More from this journal
Volume:
297
Issue:
6651
Pages:
757-770
Publication date:
1988-09-01
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EISSN:
1756-1833
ISSN:
0959-8138
Language:
English
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pubs:35304
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uuid:d51076a5-92b5-4289-9a58-a518a845a22e
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Source identifiers:
35304
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2012-12-19

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