Thyroid cancer in children in Belarus after Chernobyl.

  title={Thyroid cancer in children in Belarus after Chernobyl.},
  author={Keith F Baverstock},
  journal={World health statistics quarterly. Rapport trimestriel de statistiques sanitaires mondiales},
  volume={46 3},
The accident to the nuclear reactor at Chernobyl in the Ukraine in April 1986 led to the exposure of substantial populations in northern Ukraine and southern Belarus to radioactive fallout. Recently increases in the incidence of childhood thyroid cancer have been reported from these areas. The possible causal association between exposure to the isotopes of iodine in the fallout and the increased thyroid cancer is examined, with a view to predicting the public health consequences of this aspect… CONTINUE READING