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Cancer in the offspring of radiation workers: a record linkage study.

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OBJECTIVES: To test the "Gardner hypothesis" that childhood leukaemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma can be caused by fathers' exposure to ionising radiation before the conception of the child, and, more generally, to investigate whether such radiation exposure of either parent is a cause of childhood cancer. DESIGN: Case-control study. SETTING: Great Britain. SUBJECTS: 35,949 children diagnosed as having cancer, together with matched controls. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Parental employment as radiatio...

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10.1136/bmj.315.7117.1181

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Cancer Epidemiology Unit
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Journal:
BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
Volume:
315
Issue:
7117
Pages:
1181-1188
Publication date:
1997-11-05
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EISSN:
1756-1833
ISSN:
0959-8138
URN:
uuid:0841c07d-9520-404d-ba50-ce2436f00343
Source identifiers:
113298
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pubs:113298

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