Two-year follow up study of stress-related disorders among immigrants to Israel from the Chernobyl area.

@article{Cwikel1997TwoyearFU,
  title={Two-year follow up study of stress-related disorders among immigrants to Israel from the Chernobyl area.},
  author={Julie Cwikel and Abed Abdelgani and John R. Goldsmith and Michael R. Quastel and I I Yevelson},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  year={1997},
  volume={105},
  pages={1545 - 1550}
}
We report on findings from a 2-year follow-up study of immigrants originating from exposed areas around the site of the 1986 Chernobyl accident matched with comparison subjects emigrating from other republics in the Confederation of Independent States. In the initial study of 708 immigrants, the samples were matched by age, gender, and year of immigration. We assessed two exposure groups--high and low--by estimating levels of ground cesium contamination from the International Atomic Energy… CONTINUE READING