Childhood leukaemia COMARE Report

The Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment, which advises the UK and Scottish governments, today published its 14th Report.

COMARE was asked in 2009 by the UK Department of Health to conduct a review of the incidence of childhood leukaemia in the vicinity of nuclear power plants in Great Britain, with particular reference to recent publications and studies from other countries and in relation to the conclusions in COMARE’s 10th and 11th reports.

COMARE says its “primary analysis of the latest British data has revealed no significant evidence of an association between risk of childhood leukaemia (in under 5 year olds) and living in proximity to a nuclear power plant”.

COMARE – 14th Report

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