French committee will investigate proposed link between activities of nuclear reprocessing plant and leukaemia

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7102.254 (Published 26 July 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:254
  1. Charles Souleau, Chairman, scientific committee for a new epidemiological survey in Nord-Cotentina
  1. a Faculté de Pharmacie, Université Paris XI, 92296 Châtenay-Malabry Cedex, France

    Editor—Alexander Dorozynsky states inaccurately that the international scientific committee established by the French government to review the studies of leukaemia among children and young adults living near the La Hague nuclear reprocessing plant has validated the conclusions of Dominique Pobel and Jean-Francois Viel.1 These authors proposed a causal link between the incidence of leukaemia and the plant's activities.2

    The committee, which I chair, noted that the reported incidence of leukaemia in children and young adults …

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