Effects of cobalt-60 exposure on health of Taiwan residents suggest new approach needed in radiation protection

W. L. Chen, Y. C. Luan, M. C. Shieh, S. T. Chen, H. T. Kung, K. L. Soong, Y. C. Yeh, T. S. Chou, S. H. Mong, J. T. Wu, C. P. Sun, W. P. Deng, M. F. Wu, M. L. Shen

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Abstract

The effects of cobalt-60 exposure on Health of Taiwan residents which proved to be beneficial to human health are discussed. The residents of 1700 apartments in Taiwan received an average radiation dose of 0.4 Sv, unknowingly during a 9-20 year period. The incidence of cancer deaths in this population was reduced to about 3 percent of the incidence of spontaneous cancer death in the general Taiwan public. It was found that the incidence of congenital malformations was also reduced to about 7 percent of the incidence in the general public.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAbstracts of the Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference
Pages178
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventAbstracts of the 14th Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: Mar 21 2004Mar 25 2004

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OtherAbstracts of the 14th Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period3/21/043/25/04

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Chen, W. L., Luan, Y. C., Shieh, M. C., Chen, S. T., Kung, H. T., Soong, K. L., Yeh, Y. C., Chou, T. S., Mong, S. H., Wu, J. T., Sun, C. P., Deng, W. P., Wu, M. F., & Shen, M. L. (2004). Effects of cobalt-60 exposure on health of Taiwan residents suggest new approach needed in radiation protection. In Abstracts of the Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference (pp. 178)