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The United States Transuranium and Uranium Registries (USTUR)

A Five-Decade Follow-Up Of Plutonium and Uranium Workers

Kathren, Ronald L.; Tolmachev, Sergei Y.1

doi: 10.1097/HP.0000000000000963
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Dedication: The research of the US Transuranium and Uranium Registries relies heavily upon postmortem autopsy findings and radiochemical analysis of tissues. The enormous debt owed to those now-deceased registrants who unselfishly voluntarily participated in the US Transuranium and Uranium Registries program through postmortem donation of their tissues and to those still-living registrants who have volunteered to be future postmortem tissue donors is hereby acknowledged with gratitude. The scientific findings derived from postmortem analysis of these tissues have been instrumental in advancing our understanding of the actinide elements in humans and have led to refinement, validation, and confidence in safety standards for those who work with these elements as well as for the general public. To these generous and anonymous persons who made this ultimate contribution, this paper is dedicated with great thanks and admiration.

1US Transuranium and Uranium Registries, Washington State University, 1845 Terminal Drive, Suite 201, Richland, WA 99354.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

For correspondence contact: Ronald L. Kathren, 137 Spring Street, Richland, WA 99354, or email at

(Manuscript accepted 30 July 2018)

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