Childhood leukemia near nuclear sites in Belgium: An ecological study at small geographical level.

Last updated on 13-12-2021 by Claire Demoury

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BACKGROUND: A previous investigation of the occurrence of childhood acute leukemia around the Belgian nuclear sites has shown positive associations around one nuclear site (Mol-Dessel). In the following years, the Belgian Cancer Registry has made data available at the smallest administrative unit for which demographic information exists in Belgium, i.e. the statistical sector. This offers the advantage to reduce the potential misclassification due to large geographical scales. METHODS: The current study performed for the period 2006-2016 uses Poisson models to investigate (i) the inciden…

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