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Long term study shows no increase in mortality or cancer in UK nuclear weapon test veterans

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 01 March 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:468
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    The overall mortality and cancer incidence among participants in UK nuclear weapon testing continues to be similar to the rates in a matched control group, according to latest results from an ongoing observation study published this week.

    A research team at the National Radiological Protection Board followed a group of 21 357 servicemen and male civilians from the United Kingdom who took part in the UK programmes of atmospheric nuclear weapon tests in Australia and the Pacific Ocean during the 1950s and 1960s. The men were compared with a control group of 22 333 male servicemen who had …

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