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The health effects of radon and uranium on the population of Kazakhstan

Overview of attention for article published in Genes and Environment, October 2015
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#7 of 101)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (89th percentile)

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Title
The health effects of radon and uranium on the population of Kazakhstan
Published in
Genes and Environment, October 2015
DOI 10.1186/s41021-015-0019-3
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Authors

Rakmetkazhy I. Bersimbaev, Olga Bulgakova

Abstract

The radioactive contamination is a significant factor affecting the environment and human health. Radon and its decay products are the major contributors to human exposure from natural radiation sources. World Health Organization has identified the chronic residential exposure to radon and its decay products as the second cause of lung cancer after tobacco consumption and also as the main risk-factor in never smokers. The high levels of radon are observed in the North and East areas of Kazakhstan because of the natural radiation sources and the long-term and large-scale mining of uranium. The genotoxic effects of radon on population of Kazakhstan are poorly understood, in spite of the fact that many regions of the country contain the high levels of radon. Studies elucidating potential health risk among population exposed to radon and genotoxic effect of radon in Kazakhstan are very limited or they have never been addressed in some areas. In this review, we are presenting available data on the residential radon exposure of humans in uranium mining and milling areas in the North and East areas of Kazakhstan.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 60 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 13%
Student > Bachelor 8 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 12%
Researcher 7 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 7%
Other 7 12%
Unknown 19 32%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 7 12%
Environmental Science 6 10%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 6 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 5%
Engineering 3 5%
Other 13 22%
Unknown 22 37%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 16. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 August 2022.
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#1,856,760
of 21,778,818 outputs
Outputs from Genes and Environment
#7
of 101 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#28,549
of 266,656 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Genes and Environment
#1
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