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Mortality in british military participants in human experimental research into chemical warfare agents at Porton Down: Cohort study

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Objective To investigate any long term effects on mortality in participants in experimental research related to chemical warfare agents from 1941 to 1989. Design Historical cohort study. Data sources Archive of UK government research facility at Porton Down, UK military personnel records, and national death and cancer records. Participants 18 276 male members of the UK armed forces who had spent one or more short periods (median 4 days between first and last test) at Porton Down and a compari...

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Venables, KM More by this author
Linsell, L More by this author
Keegan, TJ More by this author
Langdon, T More by this author
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Journal:
BMJ (Online)
Volume:
338
Issue:
7697
Publication date:
2009-03-28
EISSN:
1756-1833
URN:
uuid:0e2d7737-c3d2-4a29-9245-474372b62eec
Source identifiers:
322789
Local pid:
pubs:322789
Language:
English

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