Evaluating Occupational Ionizing Radiation Exposure Standards

Investigator: Lydia Zablotska, MD, MPA, PhD
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Location(s): United States


The purpose of this project is to generate refined leukemia risk estimates and risk assessment results to serve as the basis for evaluating the adequacy of occupational exposure for ionizing radiation standards. 

This project addresses NORA Authoritative recommendations cross-sector goals and potentially affects workers in the manufacturing, mining, services, and transportation sectors. 

Risk assessment results will be used to evaluate current occupational radiation exposure standards and will provide data that can be used to recommend changes to these standards, if warranted. Outputs will include kickoff and findings stakeholder meetings, publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals, presentations at scientific conferences, and a one-page lay-language project summary. Project results may also be used to improve predictions of causation and risk models for existing worker compensation programs.