International Workshop on Studies of Uranium Miners and Uranium Processing Workers
23-25 May 2023
at Kolpinghaus in Munich, Germany
Uranium miners and uranium processing workers are exposed to several occupational risk factors including radiation and dust. Main established health effects of occupational exposure due to uranium mining are lung cancer by radon and silicosis by silica dust. Studies of uranium miners provide a substantial epidemiologic basis for assessing health risks from radiation exposure as well as new insights for radiation protection and occupational health and safety.
To support interdisciplinary exchange on current research and developments on health risks from radiation in studies of uranium miners and uranium processing workers, the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) is organizing an international workshop that will be held at the Kolpinghaus in Munich, Germany, on 23rd May to 25th May 2023.
The aim of this scientific meeting is to start from what we already know, to summarize findings and ongoing research, and to discuss methods of risk assessment, perspectives for these studies and implications for radiation protection. The workshop will bring together national and international experts and scientists from epidemiology, dosimetry, biology and radiation protection who are concerned with studies of uranium miners and uranium processing workers.