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Chernobyl's Thyroid Cancer Toll

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Science  15 Dec 1995:
Vol. 270, Issue 5243, pp. 1758-1759
DOI: 10.1126/science.270.5243.1758


Geneva—Radiation scientists now accept that the large increase in childhood thyroid cancers, particularly in Belarus and Ukraine, is the result of radiation released by the Chernobyl nuclear accident. The new focus is on trying to explain why the cancer epidemic is so virulent.