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Twenty years after the Chernobyl accident the WHO and the International Atomic Energy Authority issued a reassuring statement about the consequences. Our objectives in this study were to evaluate the health impact of the Chernobyl accident, assess the international response to the accident, and consider how to improve responses to future accidents. So far,(More)
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)
Radiation-induced genomic instability is a modification of the cell genome found in the progeny of irradiated somatic and germ cells but that is not confined on the initial radiation-induced damage and may occur de novo many generations after irradiation. Genomic instability in the germ line does not follow Mendelian segregation and may have unpredictable(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)