Thursday, January 12, 2012

From the Net: 'Child leukaemia doubles near French nuclear plants' (Reuters)

Child leukaemia doubles near French nuclear plants-study
By Muriel Boselli

PARIS | Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:43pm EST

Jan 11 (Reuters) - The incidence of leukaemia is twice as high in children living close to French nuclear power plants as in those living elsewhere in the country, a study by French health and nuclear safety experts has found.

But the study, to be published soon in the International Journal of Cancer, fell short of establishing a causal link between the higher incidence of leukaemia, a type of blood cancer, and living near nuclear power plants.

... read the full article at Reuters (found via Ex-SKF).

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