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In the late 1990 the international chernobyl project

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In the late 1990, the International Chernobyl Project conducted many field studies comparing seven settlements which were contaminated to 6 settlements without contamination. Participants in this study included a representative number of people from across various ages. “The International Chernobyl Project Report (IA91) suggested that the reported high thyroid doses in some children were such that there could be a statistically detectable increase in the incidence of future thyroid tumors. The Chernobyl Project team finally concluded that, on the basis of the doses estimated by the team and the currently accepted radiation risk estimates, future increases over the natural incidence of cancer or hereditary defects would be difficult if not impossible to discern, even with very large and well-designed long-term epidemiological studies” (Nuclear Energy Agency, chapter 5). Nevertheless, this study has many factors of criticism which include the limited number of participants and the times frame when the study was conducted was not sufficient for health risk to arise in those studied. Other studies indicate that the effects of exposure to radiation may not become apparent until at least 6 years. In fact, data on Chernobyl children from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus indicated a significant increase in the diagnosis of thyroid cancer or tumors. .
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Citations "Chapter V." Chapter V Health impact - Chernobyl: Assessment of Radiological and Health Impact . Nuclear Energy Agency, 2002. Web. 27 Mar. 2017. "Science/Nature | Chernobyl children show DNA changes." BBC News . Alex Kirby, 08 May 2001. Web. 27 Mar. 2017.
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  • Fall '19
  • DNA, Mutation, Chernobyl disaster, Radiation poisoning, International Chernobyl Project

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