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American Indian uranium millworkers: a study of the perceived effects of occupational exposure.

Author: Dawson, S.E; Madsen, G.E.
Author Background:
Date 1/1/95
Type Journal
Journal Title: Journal-of-Health-and-Social-Policy.
Volume/Pages 7(2): 19-31
Subject Matter Native Americans
Abstract A case study of 81 American Indian uranium millworkers who worked during the 1950s and 1960s was conducted to determine the perceived effects of occupational exposure from uranium mill processing. Many respondentsreported health problems felt to be associated with the millwork. The most frequently identified physical problems were respiratory problems and rashes. Anxiety and depression were the most often identified emotional problems.Policy implications related to these findings are discussed. (Journal abstract.)