Research and analysis

Childhood cancer incidence in the vicinity of Sellafield

COMARE’s fourth report: updates the Black Advisory Group report on childhood cancer rates around the Sellafield site, West Cumbria.

Documents

COMARE Fourth Report

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email publications@phe.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Details

This report by the Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment (COMARE) reviews the dosimetric, epidemiological and other scientific data relating to the Sellafield Site and the village of Seascale, together with other relevant advances in scientific knowledge, which became available to the committee after the publication of the report of the Black Advisory Group in 1984. The report considers a number of possible hypotheses to account for the observed excess of cases of leukaemia and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, based on current knowledge.

Published 1 March 1996