The review seeks to identify consistent patterns of results between 30 epidemiological studies of low dose parental exposure to radiation and leukaemia etc. in their offspring.
Eight of the studies show significant increases in leukaemia but most are unreliable because they have flawed methodologies and several analyse the same basic data.
Two studies free from major criticism do show an association with parental irradiation but both contain data from Seascale and are not independent.
Two well conducted studies based on other areas (Canada and Scotland) are claimed by their authors to have sufficient statistical power to test the Seascale findings and do not confirm an association with paternal irradiation.
Mots-clés Pascal : Leucémie, Etiologie, Lymphome, Irradiation ionisante, Parent, Epidémiologie, Effet biologique, Gène, Enfant, Homme, Hémopathie maligne, Lymphoprolifératif syndrome
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Leukemia, Etiology, Lymphoma, Ionizing irradiation, Parent, Epidemiology, Biological effect, Gene, Child, Human, Malignant hemopathy, Lymphoproliferative syndrome
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0039282
Code Inist : 002B19B. Création : 09/06/1995.