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Childhood leukaemia around the Sellafield nuclear plant

M. J. Gardner

in Geographical and Environmental Epidemiology

Published in print July 1996 | ISBN: 9780192622358
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723636 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622358.003.0025
Childhood leukaemia around the Sellafield nuclear plant

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This chapter presents a case study of childhood leukaemia around the Sellafield nuclear installation in England. The original reports of excess mortality spurred a number of inquiries, and led to a series of complex epidemiological investigations.

Keywords: leukaemia; children; epidemiological studies; environmental exposure; exposure assessment; small-area studies

Chapter.  7666 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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