Thyroid cancer incidence around the Belgian nuclear sites: surrogate exposure modelling.

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)

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BACKGROUND: In a recent ecological study among residents living around Belgian nuclear sites (the NUCABEL study), significant increased incidences of thyroid cancer were observed around the two nuclear facilities with industrial and research activities (Mol-Dessel and Fleurus), prompting further research. METHODS: The data from the NUCABEL study were reanalysed to test the hypothesis of a gradient in cancer incidence with increasing levels of exposure from these sites using three measures of surrogate exposure, being (i) residential proximity, (ii) prevailing wind directions and (iii) si…

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