Risk of thyroid cancer among chernobyl liquidators.

  title={Risk of thyroid cancer among chernobyl liquidators.},
  author={Ausrele Kesminiene and Anne-Sophie Evrard and Viktor K Ivanov and Irina V Malakhova and Juozas Kurtinaitise and Aivars Stengrēvics and Mare Tekkel and Sergei Chekin and Vladimir V Drozdovitch and Yuri I Gavrilin and Ivan A Golovanov and Viktor P Kryuchkov and Evaldas Maceika and Anatoly K Mirkhaidarov and Semion Polyakov and Vanessa Tenet and Aleksandr R Tukov and Graham Byrnes and Elisabeth Cardis},
  journal={Radiation research},
  volume={178 5},
After the Chernobyl accident in 1986, the "liquidators" or clean-up workers were among those who received the highest radiation doses to the thyroid from external radiation. Some were also exposed to radioiodines through inhalation or ingestion. A collaborative case-control study nested within cohorts of Belarusian, Russian and Baltic liquidators was conducted to evaluate the radiation-induced risk of thyroid cancer. The study included 107 cases and 423 controls. Individual doses to the thyroid… CONTINUE READING
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