Lung cancer more in underground mines' workers, maximum in smokers

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Jamshedpur, Nov 15 (UNI) Workers in underground mines exposed to toxic Radon are prone to lung cancer many more times as compared to workers working in open uranium mines.

Nobel prize winner NGO International Physician for the Prevention of Nuclear War (AEPPNWU)and Australian radiologist Professor Tillman A Ruffe told reporters last night, that this has come to light in a comparison study of open and underground uranium mines.

''There is high presence of radon in underground uranium due to which there is more danger of workers getting lung cancer as compared to open mine workers.''Professor Ruffe said.

Radon emmission is the second most reason of lung cancer though biggest reason is ''smoking'', he added.

''In this situation if an underground mine worker smokes there is major chance of lung cancer'', he said.


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