Paternal irradiation and childhood leukaemia

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6988.1198 (Published 06 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1198
  1. Mark Little,
  2. Richard Wakeford,
  3. Monty Charles
  1. Principal scientific officer National Radiological Protection Board, Chilton, Didcot OX11 0RQ
  2. Principal research scientist Health and Safety Directorate, British Nuclear Fuels, Risley, Warrington WA3 6AS
  3. Senior research fellow School of Physics and Space Research, University of Birmingham, PO Box 363, Birmingham B15 2TT

    EDITOR,—In 1990, Gardner et al reported that relatively high doses of ionising radiation measured by film badges worn by men while employed at the Sellafield nuclear installation before the conception of their children were statistically associated with the incidence of leukaemia among these children.1 The authors suggested that this association was …

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