Intrauterine exposure to diagnostic X rays and risk of childhood leukemia subtypes.

@article{Naumburg2001IntrauterineET,
  title={Intrauterine exposure to diagnostic X rays and risk of childhood leukemia subtypes.},
  author={Estelle Naumburg and Rino Bellocco and Sven Cnattingius and Per Hall and John Dunning Boice and Anders Ekbom},
  journal={Radiation research},
  year={2001},
  volume={156 6},
  pages={718-23}
}
The relationship between childhood leukemia and prenatal exposure to low-dose ionizing radiation remains debatable. This population-based case-control study investigated the association between prenatal exposure to diagnostic X-ray examinations (for different types of examinations and at different stages of pregnancy) and the risk of childhood lymphatic and myeloid leukemia. All children born and diagnosed with leukemia between 1973-1989 in Sweden (578 lymphatic and 74 myeloid) were selected as… CONTINUE READING