Cancer risk has no effect on mortality

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6923.268b (Published 22 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:268
  1. W D Atkinson,
  2. M Marshall,
  3. B O Wade
  1. Corporate Safety Directorate, AEA Technology, 364 Harwell, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0RA.

    EDITOR, - Cleone Rooney and colleagues have shown a raised risk of prostatic cancer in a particular subset of employees of AEA Technology (the trading name of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority).1 We accept their conclusions but believe that two additional points are important in interpreting the study.

    Firsty, although the risks of prostatic cancer are high in workers exposed to the radionuclides tritium, chromium-51, iron-59, cobalt-60, and zinc-65, particularly in …

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