Excess of other cancers in Wales

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6923.268a (Published 22 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:268
  1. C Busby
  1. Green audit (Wales), Wales green Party Aberystwyth Dyfed SY23 IJJ.

    EDITOR, - As Cleone Rooney and colleagues have shown an increased risk of prostatic cancer in men exposed to certain internally incorporated nuclides, including strontium-90, caesium-137, and caesium-134,1 increased incidence of the disease might be expected in those countries that experienced fallout of fission products from atmospheric testing. One place where such a comparison can be made is Wales: contamination related to rainfall in Wales was more than twice that in England in 1958-65.2

    The figure compares standardised registration ratios for prostatic cancer obtained from the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys and Welsh cancer registries based on the combined rates for 1979. There is a clear increase in …

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