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July 8, 1950

GOVERNMENT SERVICES

JAMA. 1950;143(10):903. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910450043015

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Abstract

Public Health Service 

Study of Hazards to Uranium Miners  Possible hazards to uranium ore miners and to residents of communities in which uranium ore is mined will be studied in four intermountain states under a grant from the Public Health Service. In conducting the survey, health departments of three states in the Colorado Plateau area—New Mexico, Utah and Arizona—will collaborate with the Colorado Department of Public Health, which was awarded the grant and will direct the project. The National Cancer Institute, which provided the grant funds and is collaborating along with other federal agencies, will test samples of ores and air-borne dust. The Division of Industrial Hygiene, Public Health Service, will participate in technical and medical aspects. Employees of the uranium ore mining and processing industry will be checked, and selected groups of employees are to be given medical examinations. In cooperation with the industries, mine and mill facilities

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