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dc.contributor.authorMakori, Kerubo Ruth
dc.contributor.authorWarutere, Peterson Njogu
dc.contributor.authorNyamari, Jackim
dc.contributor.authorArika, Wycliffe
dc.date.accessioned2023-07-14T13:11:12Z
dc.date.available2023-07-14T13:11:12Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationRuth, M. K., Warutere, P. N., Nyamari, J., & Arika, W. (2020). Demographic Study of Ionizing Radiation Exposure of Quarry Workers in Some Selected Quarries in Nyamira County, Kenya. Environmental Health Insights.en_US
dc.identifier.otherdoi.org/10.1177/1178630220977855
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/26235
dc.descriptionarticleen_US
dc.description.abstractCumulative effects of exposure to ionizing radiation results in oxidative-induced damage and genetic mutations that are prerequisites for many pathologies including cancer. An understanding of term “ionizing radiation,” its injurious effects and mitigation measures is therefore, imperative. The present study aimed at investigating the awareness of the term “ionizing radiation,” its injurious effects and preventive measures among quarry workers within Nyamira County, Kenya. An analytical cross-sectional study design was adopted and data collected through administration of questionnaires. The results revealed that majority of the sampled quarry workers indicated inadequacy in understanding the term “ionizing radiation,” its injurious effects and preventive measures against ionizing radiation exposures. However, it was noted that level of education and working experience of quarry workers positively correlated with the understanding of the term “ionizing radiation,” injurious effects and intervention approaches against ionizing radiation exposures irrespective of gender and age. Therefore, there is need for stakeholders to build capacity on ionizing radiation, its effects, and preventive measures against exposures to ionizing radiation among the quarry workers and the general public.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherEnvironmental Health Insightsen_US
dc.subjectIonizing radiationsen_US
dc.subjectquarry workersen_US
dc.subjectinjurious effectsen_US
dc.subjectpreventive measuresen_US
dc.titleDemographic Study of Ionizing Radiation Exposure of Quarry Workers in Some Selected Quarries in Nyamira County, Kenyaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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