Research and analysis
Childhood cancer incidence around Sellafield and Dounreay
COMARE’s 17th report: review of childhood cancer incidence near Sellafield and Dounreay from 1963 to 2006
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In this report, the Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment presents a review of the incidence of childhood leukaemia and other cancers around the Sellafield and Dounreay nuclear installations, updating previous analyses with data from 1963 to 2006.
The report also includes:
- an analysis of the incidence of thyroid cancer in northwest England
- an update on cancer risk from radiation exposure to children in the vicinities of Sellafield and Dounreay
- a review of paternal preconceptional irradiation and consideration of population mixing in relation to childhood leukaemia.