COMARE reports

Reports from the Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment (COMARE).

COMARE is an independent expert advisory committee which publishes its findings in reports and statements.

Not all of the COMARE reports are available as PDF files. A summary of the first 6 reports is available from the National Archives website .


  1. Issues for sports performance assessments using DXA scans
  2. Childhood cancer incidence around Sellafield and Dounreay
  3. Response to the review of radiation dose issues from CT scans
  4. Review of radiation dose issues from the use of CT in the UK
  5. Radium contamination in the area around Dalgety Bay
  6. Childhood leukaemia incidence around UK nuclear power plants
  7. UV radiation exposure health risks from artificial tanning devices
  8. Impact of CT scanning of asymptomatic individuals
  9. Childhood cancer distribution in Great Britain 1969 to 1993
  10. Childhood cancer incidence around UK nuclear sites
  11. Advice on CERRIE’s review of internal radiation emitters risks
  12. Effect of preconceptional radiation exposure on pregnancy
  13. Childhood cancer following preconceptional radiation exposure
  14. Review of radioactive particles around the Dounreay nuclear site
  15. Cancer incidence around Greenham Common Airbase
  16. Childhood cancer incidence in the vicinity of Sellafield
  17. Cancer incidence around AWE Aldermaston and ROF Burghfield
Published 17 April 2014