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Thyroid cancer has increased 12-fold in women since Chernobyl

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 10 June 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1394
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Rates of thyroid cancer among women in Belarus have increased up to 12-fold since the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, near Kiev, Ukraine, in April 1986.

    Among young women aged under 14 in higher risk areas of the republic the rates have increased almost 30-fold since the disaster, new research has shown.

    “This study documents dramatic increases in the incidence of thyroid cancer among both higher …

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