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Links with leukaemia confirmed for French nuclear plant

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7098.1849k (Published 28 June 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1849
  1. Alexander Dorozynsky
  1. Paris

    An international committee has validated a report suggesting a causal relation between the incidence of leukaemia and exposure to low doses of radiation near the La Hague nuclear waste processing plant in Normandy.

    The report by Professor Jean-François Viel, published in the BMJ in January (1997;14:101-6), was initially disparaged by several official bodies, including the National Institute of Health and Medical Research and the Institut de Protection et Sureté …

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