Incidence of Thyroid Cancer in Residents Surrounding the Three Mile Island Nuclear Facility

  title={Incidence of Thyroid Cancer in Residents Surrounding the Three Mile Island Nuclear Facility},
  author={Roger J. Levin},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  • R. Levin
  • Published 1 April 2008
  • Medicine
  • The Laryngoscope
Objectives/Hypothesis: On March 28, 1979, the worst nuclear exposure incident in U.S. history occurred near Harrisburg, PA. Small quantities of xenon and iodine radioisotopes were released into the environment from the Three Mile Island (TMI) nuclear power plant. The Pennsylvania Department of Health (PDoH) implemented a TMI Population Registry, including 32,135 individuals within a 5‐mile radius of TMI, to track possible health effects to the local population. Although no increase in cancer… 

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