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Thyroid cancer in the United States since accident at Chernobyl

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 19 August 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:511
  1. William Reid,
  2. Joseph Mangano
  1. Oncologist-haematologist Biological Therapy Institute, 357 Riverside Drive, Franklin, TN, USA
  2. Consultant Radiation and Public Health Project, 786 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA

    EDITOR,--V A Stsjazhko and colleagues' letter on childhood thyroid cancer near Chernobyl raises serious issues on a broader scale.1 If fallout from Chernobyl travelled hundreds of kilometres it seems reasonable that similar findings may occur in more distant populations.

    Fallout from Chernobyl began arriving in Connecticut in the United States, 7250 km west of the reactor, about 15 days after the …

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