CYTOGENETIC SURVEY OF PEOPLE FROM THE REGION OF SEMIPALATINSK NUCLEAR TEST SITE
Oksana G. Cherednichenko, Elena G. Gubitskaya, Mara M.Bitenova, Sergei N. Lukashenko, Anastasiya L. Pilugina
Pages: 496-503 Published: 1 Jun 2014
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Abstract: The results of cytogenetic examination of people from the region of Semipalatinsk nuclear test site (the village Sarzhal). The frequency spectrum and the ratio of different types of chromosomal aberrations in the examined persons living in the most contaminated areas, confirm the deleterious mutagenic effects of ionizing radiation on chromosomes of the population in the studied group compared to controls. The high variability in the frequency of chromosomal aberrations - from 0 to 8% of the people and the lack of connection with the epidemiological data indicates heterogeneity of the population by radiosensitivity.
Keywords: chromosomal aberrations, radiosensitivity, ionizing radiation, biodosimetry, semipalatinsk nuclear test site