[ RadSafe ] Leukemias and Chernobyl + European Journal...

Otto G. Raabe ograabe at ucdavis.edu
Fri Apr 22 17:49:00 CDT 2011

>On 4/21/2011 1:48 PM, Howard wrote:
>>Indeed, more thyroid cancers were found in children after Chernobyl 
>>exposure - but the degree of malignancy noted was less and the 
>>death rate was unchanged, suggesting that milder malignancies were 
>>counted that would not have been included in the "controls".
Although the increase thyroid cancer from childhood exposure to I-131 
was readily detected, the cure rate is about 95% so that the death 
rate is much smaller. I think the info is in "Health Effects of the 
Chernobyl Accident and Special Health Care Programmes", World Health 
Organization, Geneva, 2006.


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