Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:06 PM
FBaggins (14,989 posts)
Chernobyl Cleanup Workers Had Significantly Increased Risk of Leukemia
A 20-year study following 110,645 workers who helped clean up after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident in the former Soviet territory of Ukraine shows that the workers share a significant increased risk of developing leukemia. The results may help scientists better define cancer risk associated with low doses of radiation from medical diagnostic radiation procedures such as computed tomography scans.
The new work is the largest and longest study to date involving Chernobyl cleanup workers who worked at or near the nuclear complex in the aftermath of the accident. Overall, there were 137 cases of leukemia among the workers over the 20-year span of the study, and 16 percent of those cancers were attributable to the Chernobyl radiation exposure, the team found.
■Average cumulative radiation dose for Chernobyl study subjects: 92 mSv
■Percent of workers in Chernobyl study who received doses larger than 200 mSv: 13 percent
■Largest dose received by any worker in Chernobyl study: 3,200 mSv
Anticipating inability to see how this debunks the nonsense from Gundersen/Busby/Caldicott/etc... along with misunderstanding of the meaning of the word "significantly" in 5...4...3...
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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:24 PM
wtmusic (39,162 posts)
1. According to some, you're missing at least four zeroes on the number of leukemia cases