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Childhood leukaemia and ordnance factories in west Cumbria during the Second World War.

Abstract:

Much evidence has accumulated that childhood leukaemia (CL) is a rare response to a common, but unidentified, infection and in particular that situations involving the unusual mixing of urban and rural groups (approximating to, respectively, groups infected with, and susceptible to, the relevant microorganism) can produce localised epidemics with consequent increases of the infrequent leukaemic complication. During the Second World War, explosives production factories were built and operated ...

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10.1038/sj.bjc.6603199

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Cancer Epidemiology Unit
Journal:
British journal of cancer
Volume:
95
Issue:
1
Pages:
102-106
Publication date:
2006-07-05
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EISSN:
1532-1827
ISSN:
0007-0920
URN:
uuid:8a8b6642-8392-4235-bc93-f987b2b78ca7
Source identifiers:
113035
Local pid:
pubs:113035

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