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Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2011 Jul;146(1-3):272-5. doi: 10.1093/rpd/ncr168. Epub 2011 Apr 18.

Risk of cancer and non-cancer diseases in the atomic bomb survivors.

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Hiroshima Laboratories, Department of Epidemiology, Radiation Effects Research Foundation, Hiroshima Laboratorie, 5-2 Hijiyama-Park, Minami-ku, Hiroshima 732-0815, Japan. ozasa@rerf.or.jp

Abstract

Late health effects of exposure to atomic bomb radiation have been evaluated in survivors. A cohort of 120 321 people has been followed since 1950 for mortality, including the cause of death using the Japanese population registry system (Life Span Study), and for cancer incidence using population-based cancer registries. Findings have included a markedly increased risk of leukaemia several years after the exposure, increased risk of various malignant tumours several decades after the exposure and, more recently, findings of increased rates of non-cancer diseases such as cardiovascular diseases.

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21502293
DOI:
10.1093/rpd/ncr168
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