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Nature 329, 499 - 505 (08 October 1987); doi:10.1038/329499a0

Cancer near nuclear installations

David Forman, Paula Cook-Mozaffari, Sarah Darby, Gwyneth Davey, Irene Stratton, Richard Doll & Malcolm Pike

The authors are at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund Cancer Epidemiology and Clinical Trials Unit, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford OX2 6HE, UK.

There has been no general increase in cancer mortality near nuclear installations in England and Wales during the period 1959-1980. Leukaemia in young people may be an exception, though the reason remains unclear.

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