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Russia tries to reduce irradiation deaths

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7013.1120 (Published 28 October 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1120
  1. MIRANDA INGRAM, Moscow bureau chief
  1. the European

    Russian citizens are to be issued with “radiation passports” to try to reduce the number of deaths due to overirradiation. In Moscow alone 8000 people die every year of cancer, radiation sickness, or reduced immunity directly related to too many x ray examinations, according to Dr Roman Stavitsky, a senior medical officer who heads a laboratory investigating …

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