Health effects 20 years after the Chernobyl accident Online publication date: Wed, 10-Sep-2008
by Young-Woo Jin, Meeseon Jeong, Kieun Moon, Kwang Hee Yang, Byung-Il Lee, Hun Baek, Sang Gu Lee, Chong-Soon Kim
International Journal of Low Radiation (IJLR), Vol. 5, No. 3, 2008
Abstract: The Chernobyl accident was the worst catastrophe involving radiation to humans. Since then, it has unfortunately been providing a main cause of radio-anxiety. WHO suggested 4000 people could have died or could die in the future of emergency workers and residents of most contaminated areas while Greenpeace insisted that there would be 93,080 people in the world. Though the incidence of thyroid cancer increased at the Chernobyl area, it is not accepted by the experts because the area that was less contaminated by radiation has a greater reported incidence of thyroid cancer. So, it might be due to a screening effect. There is no convincing evidence that the incidence of leukaemia and solid cancer has been increased in the exposed populations, but it remains a controversial issue. Additionally, the apparent evidence of decreased fertility and increased hereditary effects was not observed in the general population.
Online publication date: Wed, 10-Sep-2008
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Low Radiation (IJLR):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:
Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.
If you still need assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org