Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment (COMARE) seventeenth report: further consideration of the incidence of cancers around the nuclear installations at Sellafield and Dounreay

Document type
Report
Corporate author(s)
Great Britain. Department of Health. Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment
Publisher
Department of Health
Date of publication
30 September 2016
Subject(s)
Health Services
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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In this report, the Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment presents a review of the incidence of childhood leukaemia and other cancers around the Sellafield and Dounreay nuclear installations, updating previous analyses with data from 1963 to 2006.

The report also includes:

  • An analysis of the incidence of thyroid cancer in northwest England.
  • An update on cancer risk from radiation exposure to children in the vicinities of Sellafield and Dounreay.
  • A review of paternal preconceptional irradiation and consideration of population mixing in relation to childhood leukaemia.