A cluster of childhood leukaemias near two neighbouring nuclear installations in Northern Germany: prevalence of chromosomal aberrations in peripheral blood lymphocytes

  title={A cluster of childhood leukaemias near two neighbouring nuclear installations in Northern Germany: prevalence of chromosomal aberrations in peripheral blood lymphocytes},
  author={Irene Br{\"u}ske-Hohlfeld and Hagen Scherb and Manfred Bauchinger and Ernst Schmid and Helga Fender and G. Wolf and Guenter Obe and Inge Schmitz-Feuerhake and Heike Schr{\"o}der and G. Stefan and Michael Csicsaky and H. E. Wichmann},
  journal={International Journal of Radiation Biology},
  pages={111 - 116}
Purpose : Between 1990 and 1991 a leukaemia cluster was observed in children living close to the combined site of a nuclear power plant and a nuclear research facility in Elbmarsch, a region in Lower Saxony (Germany). We aim to investigate the prevalence of presumably radiation-induced chromosomal aberrations in peripheral blood lymphocytes of children in Elbmarsch and children of a control region in order to find out whether there was an uncontrolled release of radioactive material which… 
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