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