Health Effects in Populations Living Around the Uraniferous Gold Mine Tailings in South Africa: Gaps and Opportunities for Research

Health Effects in Populations Living Around the Uraniferous Gold Mine Tailings in South Africa: Gaps and Opportunities for Research

Author
Schonfeld SJ, Winde F, Albrecht C, Kielkowski D, Liefferink M, Patel M, Sevram V, Stoch L, Whitaker C, Schultz J And Workshop Participants

Source
Cancer Epidemiology. Volume 38, Issue 5, October 2014, Pages 628-632

Summary
Highlights:

– Workshop of cancer research needs in people living by South Africa gold mine tailings.

– Environmental measures indicate uranium contamination around gold mine tailings.

– Epidemiologic research of human exposures to gold mine tailings currently lacking.

– Well-designed epidemiologic studies with individual exposure and outcome data needed.