Health Effects

Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences Featured Resources provide the latest information on workplace safety, health and well-being. Additional information can be filtered by topic in the supporting navigation to the left of the article content.

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Jan 24, 2017
Medline Plus: Radiation Exposure

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/radiationexposure.html

Links from Medline to topics on radiation exposure including latest news, overviews, treatment, prevention/screening, specific conditions and more.

Source: MEDLINE

Jan 24, 2017
Possible Health Effects of Radiation Exposure on Unborn Babies (PDF)

https://emergency.cdc.gov/radiation/prenatal.asp

Radiation Emergencies: Health Information for Specific Groups - pregnancy and nursing mothers.

Source: CDC

Oct 01, 2008
NIOSH Multi-Site Leukemia Study

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/oerp/msl/

Previous studies suggest exposure to high doses of ionizing radiation may cause leukemia. However, it is still uncertain if low doses of ionizing radiation, which are common in some workplaces, may also cause leukemia.

Source: NIOSH

Nov 01, 2007
NIOSH Science Blog - NIOSH Dose Reconstruction Program

https://blogs.cdc.gov/niosh-science-blog/2008/01/22/radiation/

This month's blog addresses the NIOSH Dose Reconstruction Program as related to nuclear weapons workers who may have developed certain work-related illnesses.

Source: NIOSH

Jun 01, 2006
Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation (BEIR) VII: Health Risks From Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing Radiation

http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?isbn=030909156X

A preponderance of scientific evidence shows that even low doses of ionizing radiation, such as gamma rays and X-rays, are likely to pose some risk of adverse health effects, says a new report from the National Research Council

Source: NAP