Advertisement

Springer Nature is making Coronavirus research free. View research | View latest news | Sign up for updates

Childhood leukemia in Belarus before and after the Chernobyl accident

Abstract

Childhood leukemia (ICD 204–208 [1]) incidence rates in the different regions of Belarus are reported for a period before and after the Chernobyl accident (1982–1994). There are, at this point, no recognizable trends towards higher rates.

This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.

References

  1. 1.

    WHO (1979) ICD-9, 9th Revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases, Injuries and Causes of Death. World Health Organisation, Geneva

  2. 2.

    Kazakov VS, Demidchik EP, Astakhova LN (1992) Thyroid cancer after Chernobyl. (Scientific Correspondence) Nature 359:21

  3. 3.

    NRC (1990) BEIR V Report. Health effects of exposure to low levels of ionizing radiation. Advisory Committee on the Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiations, National Research Council, Committee on the Effects of Ionizing Radiations, National Academy Press, Washington DC

  4. 4.

    UNSCEAR (1994) Sources and effects of ionizing radiation. (Report of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation) United Nations, New York

  5. 5.

    Shimizu Y, Kato H, Schull WJ (1990) Studies of the mortality of A-bomb survivors. 9. Mortality, 1950–1985: Part 2. Cancer mortality based on the recently revised doses (DS86). Radiat Res 121:120–141

  6. 6.

    Preston DL, Kusumi S, Tomonaga M, Izumi S, Ron E, Kuramoto A, Kamada N, Dohy H, Matsuo T, Nomaka H, Thompson DE, Soda M, Mabuchi K (1994) Cancer incidence in atomic bomb survivors. Part III. Leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma, 1950–1987. (RERF Special Report) Radiat Res 137:S68-S97

  7. 7.

    Ivanov EP, Tolochko GV, Lazarev VS, Shuvaeva L (1993) Child leukaemia after Chernobyl. (Scientific Correspondence) Nature 365:702

  8. 8.

    Ivanov EP, Tolochko GV, Shuvaeva L, Lazarev VS, Ivanov VE (1995) Childhood leukemia in Gomel, Mogilev, Vitebsk and Grodno oblasts (regions) of Belarus prior and after Chernobyl disaster. Hematol Rev 9:169–179

  9. 9.

    Geodetics Committee of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (1993) Contamination map of Belarus. Belorussian Cartographical and Geodetic Institute. Minsk

  10. 10.

    WHO, International Agency for Research on Cancer (1992) Cancer incidence in five continents, Vol. VI, World Health Organization, Geneva

  11. 11.

    Burkart W, Kellerer AM eds. (1994) Radiation exposure in the Southern Urals. Sci Tot Environ (Special issue) Vol. 142, Nos. 1, 2, Elsevier, Amsterdam

Download references

Author information

Correspondence to S. Becker or E. Nekolla.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Ivanov, E.P., Tolochko, G.V., Shuvaeva, L.P. et al. Childhood leukemia in Belarus before and after the Chernobyl accident. Radiat Environ Biophys 35, 75–80 (1996). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02434028

Download citation

Keywords

  • Chernobyl Accident
  • Childhood Leukemia
  • Reactor Accident
  • United Nations Scientific Committee
  • Pool Incidence Rate