The accident which occurred during the night of April 25-26,1986 in reactor 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Ukraine released considerable amounts of radioactive substances into the environment.
Outside the former USSR, the highest levels of contamination were recorded in Bulgaria, Austria, Greece and Romania, followed by other countries of Central, Southeast and Northern Europe.
Studies of the health consequences of the accident have been carried out in these countries, as well as in other countries in Europe.
This report presents the results of a critical review of cancer studies of the exposed population in Europe, carried out on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Chernobyl accident.
Overall, there is no evidence to date of a major public health impact of the Chernobyl accident in the field of cancer in countries of Europe outside the former USSR.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Hémopathie maligne, Homme, Epidémiologie, Europe, Rayonnement ionisant, Centrale nucléaire, Explosion accidentelle, Article synthèse
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Malignant hemopathy, Human, Epidemiology, Europe, Ionizing radiation, Nuclear power plant, Accidental explosion, Review
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0417002
Code Inist : 002B04B. Création : 10/04/1997.