The Comparison of Health Status Between Male and Female Medical Radiation Workers in China

Hui Wang, Qianshu Chen, Guochao Liu, Youjia Tian, Fengmei Zhang, Jianying Qu, Chee Lim, Zhihui Feng

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    Abstract

    To assess the health statue of chronically exposed Chinese medical radiation workers. A cross-sectional study of 530 medical radiation workers in a city of China was conducted to document the health status and the monitored annually absorbed doses. Long-term and low-dose radiation exposure can affect a number of health indicators in the individuals, which covered the cardiovascular system, hematologic system, ophthalmology, liver and kidney's functions, chromosome aberration and micronucleus. The differences in the health status between male and female individuals were associated with job types and exposed years of service. The monitored doses of individuals were lower than the limit value of the national standard. The health status in chronically exposed individuals demonstrated some gender difference associated with length of exposure and work type. This study provides some evidence to understand the health status of medical radiation workers in China and have the potentially to inform screening and clinical diagnosis.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)508-516
    Number of pages9
    JournalRADIATION PROTECTION DOSIMETRY
    Volume175
    Issue number4
    Early online date2017
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2017

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