Childhood Leukaemia incidence around the Belgian nuclear sites: Surrogate exposure modelling.

Last updated on 12-6-2020 by Jill Alexandre

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Background: Health eects among populations living in the vicinity of nuclear installations have been a major area of concern for several decadesalready. The main focus is on childhood leukaemia. The dominant approach is an ecological study using residential proximity to the nuclear site, however complexradio-active discharge models have also been used. Data: The Belgian Cancer Registry provided data on Childhood leukaemia incidence by commune, age and sex. For the Flemish region this data spans theincidence years 2000-08; for the Walloon and Brussels-Capital Region the data span 2004-08. Th…

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