Health risks from radiation exposure for civilian aviation flight personnel: A study of Italian airline crew members

Citation
G. De Angelis et al., Health risks from radiation exposure for civilian aviation flight personnel: A study of Italian airline crew members, RADIAT RES, 156(5), 2001, pp. 689-694
Citations number
54
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Experimental Biology
Journal title
RADIATION RESEARCH
ISSN journal
0033-7587 → ACNP
Volume
156
Issue
5
Year of publication
2001
Part
2
Pages
689 - 694
Database
ISI
SICI code
0033-7587(200111)156:5<689:HRFREF>2.0.ZU;2-7
Abstract
A study of the effects of exposures of civilian aviation flight personnel t o atmospheric ionizing radiation (including high-energy neutrons) is being performed. The results of previous studies and of the criteria required for a more satisfactory outcome in future studies are presented, along with a description of the protocol for the Italian national study. A description o f the cohort is given in terms of its size, composition and member eligibil ity. The various ways of determining the exposure and the health status of past and current aircrew members are discussed, and follow-up procedures ar e described. An overview of the data management and processing philosophy a dopted in the Italian study is given with regard to flight routes, radiatio n dose evaluation along the flight paths, and construction of exposure matr ices. Other studies of potential interest are also discussed. The study is still in progress, so the results are preliminary. (C) 2001 by Radiation Re search Society.