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A record-based case-control study of natural background radiation and the incidence of childhood leukaemia and other cancers in Great Britain during 1980-2006.

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We conducted a large record-based case-control study testing associations between childhood cancer and natural background radiation. Cases (27,447) born and diagnosed in Great Britain during 1980-2006 and matched cancer-free controls (36,793) were from the National Registry of Childhood Tumours. Radiation exposures were estimated for mother's residence at the child's birth from national databases, using the County District mean for gamma rays, and a predictive map based on domestic measuremen...

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10.1038/leu.2012.151

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Journal:
Leukemia
Volume:
27
Issue:
1
Pages:
3-9
Publication date:
2013-01-05
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EISSN:
1476-5551
ISSN:
0887-6924
URN:
uuid:75919f40-b7c7-4f31-9abc-4ebf90109487
Source identifiers:
341234
Local pid:
pubs:341234

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