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[Health effects of atomic bomb radiation].

Authors
  • Shigematsu, I
Type
Published Article
Journal
Rinsho byori. The Japanese journal of clinical pathology
Publication Date
Apr 01, 1994
Volume
42
Issue
4
Pages
313–319
Identifiers
PMID: 8176838
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The health effects of atomic bomb radiation have been studied by the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC) and its successor, the Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF) based on a fixed population of atomic bomb survivors in Hiroshima and Nagasaki which had been established in 1950. The results obtained to the present can be classified into the following three categories: (1) The effects for which a strong association with atomic bomb radiation has been found include malignant neoplasms, cataracts, chromosomal aberrations, small head size and mental retardation among the in utero exposed. (2) A weak association has been found in the several sites of cancers, some non-cancer mortalities and immunological abnormalities. (3) No association has been observed in some types of leukemia, osteosarcoma, accelerated aging, sterility and hereditary effects.

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