Malformations in a chornobyl-impacted region.

@article{Wertelecki2010MalformationsIA,
  title={Malformations in a chornobyl-impacted region.},
  author={W. Wertelecki},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2010},
  volume={125 4},
  pages={
          e836-43
        }
}
OBJECTIVE One of the populations most exposed to chronic low-dose radiation from Chornobyl (Chernobyl in Russian) lives in Polissia, the region representing the northern half of Rivne Province (Oblast) in Ukraine. Here the patterns and population rates of malformations are reported and possible etiologic factors and regional contrasts are explored. PATIENTS AND METHODS Malformations, as defined by international standards, noted among all 96 438 births in Rivne between 2000 and 2006, were… CONTINUE READING

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