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Eye Lens Opacities Among Physicians Occupationally Exposed to Ionizing Radiation. / Auvinen, Anssi; Kivelä, Tero; Heinävaara, Sirpa; Mrena, Samy.

In: Annals of Occupational Hygiene, Vol. 59, No. 7, 22.05.2014, p. 945-948.

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Auvinen, A, Kivelä, T, Heinävaara, S & Mrena, S 2014, 'Eye Lens Opacities Among Physicians Occupationally Exposed to Ionizing Radiation', Annals of Occupational Hygiene, vol. 59, no. 7, pp. 945-948. https://doi.org/10.1093/annhyg/mev022

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Auvinen, A., Kivelä, T., Heinävaara, S., & Mrena, S. (2014). Eye Lens Opacities Among Physicians Occupationally Exposed to Ionizing Radiation. Annals of Occupational Hygiene, 59(7), 945-948. https://doi.org/10.1093/annhyg/mev022

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Auvinen A, Kivelä T, Heinävaara S, Mrena S. Eye Lens Opacities Among Physicians Occupationally Exposed to Ionizing Radiation. Annals of Occupational Hygiene. 2014 May 22;59(7):945-948. https://doi.org/10.1093/annhyg/mev022

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Auvinen, Anssi ; Kivelä, Tero ; Heinävaara, Sirpa ; Mrena, Samy. / Eye Lens Opacities Among Physicians Occupationally Exposed to Ionizing Radiation. In: Annals of Occupational Hygiene. 2014 ; Vol. 59, No. 7. pp. 945-948.

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