TABLE 4.9 Lung Cancer Mortality

Reference

Study Site

Study Group (n)

No. of Observed Deaths

No. of Expected Deaths

SMR (95% CI)

Gradient of Risk with Increased Radiationa

Disease Classification

Wagoner et al., 1964

Uranium mills and mines, Colorado Plateau

611b

0

1.9

0

Not stated

International Lists, 6th Revision: 160–164

Archer et al., 1973a

Uranium mills, Colorado Plateau

662

4

4.26

94 (−3 to 191)

Not stated

International Lists, 6th Revision: 160–164

Polednak and Frome, 1981

Y-12 uranium processing plant, Oak Ridge, TN

18,869

324

296.47

109 (97–121)c

No gradient of risk

Lung cancer

Hadjimichael et al., 1983

Nuclear fuel fabricating plant, Connecticut

2,613d

14

14.7

95 (52–160)

No gradient of risk

ICDA-8:160–163

Waxweiler et al., 1983

Uranium mills, Colorado Plateau

2,002

26

31.4

83 (54–121)

Not stated

ICD-7:162–163

Stayner et al., 1985

Phosphate fertilizer production plant, Florida

3,199

10

8.85

113 (61–192)e

Not stated

Trachea, bronchus, lung

Brown and Bloom, 1987

Uranium enrichment plant, Portsmouth, OH

5,773

48

54.6

88 (65–117)

No gradient of risk

ICD-7:160–164



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