Research and analysis

Childhood cancer following preconceptional radiation exposure

COMARE’s seventh report: cancer incidence in children whose parents were exposed to radiation at work before their child’s conception.


COMARE seventh report


The Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment (COMARE) has reviewed in depth the genetic, biological and epidemiological data that has become available since the time of publication of our fourth report. Descriptions of this new work are contained in Chapters 2, 3, 4 and 5 of this our seventh report. Our deliberations and conclusions concerning this topic are the subject of Chapter 6 and summarised in Chapter 7 and our recommendations are contained in Chapter 8.

Published 30 July 2002