K. F. Baverstock

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Ten years after the Chernobyl nuclear plant catastrophe more than 500 children in Belarus are suffering from thyroid cancer. The major cause of the high incidence of thyroid cancer in children under 15 years of age appears to be contamination resulting from that catastrophe, mainly with isotopes of radioactive iodine. Another important factor may be iodine(More)
Identification of a "cluster" of cases of acute myeloid leukaemia and chronic myeloproliferative disorders in Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire, prompted an analysis of the incidence of myeloid leukaemias in Lancashire (excluding Ormskirk Health District), as recorded by the Manchester Cancer Registry. Although statistically there was no significant difference(More)
Insofar as international conferences reflect the state of development of the subject under discussion, they provide an opportunity to question, at a rather fundamental level, the direction of and progress in the subject. With regard to the effects of radiation on health, many of the problems faced today, including uncertainties in the relationship between(More)