Database of radiological incidents and related events--Johnston's Archive
Xuchang source accident, 2000
compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 10 July 2022
Xuchang, P.R. China
Type of event:
Due to illegal operation of a cobalt-60 source, an individual received a 140 rad dose and developed radiation sickness and radiation-induced skin injury. Radiation-induced cataracts later developed.
- Fengling, Zhao, Chen Yuhao, Liu Jinxing, Lu Yumin, and Fu Baohua, 2015, "Follow-up observation of eye lens in ten victims accidentally exposed to 60Co radiation source," Chinese Journal of Radiological Medicine and Protection, 35(12):936-940.
- Han, Lin, Yu Gao, Ping Wang, and Yumin Lyu, 2020, "Cytogenetic biodosimetry for radiation accidents in China," Radiation Medicine and Protection, 1:133-139.
© 2022 by Wm. Robert Johnston.
Last modified 10 July 2022.
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