Friday, November 9, 2012
Chernobyl Worker Leukemia Study
A sound nested case control study of some Chernobyl workers has been completed. Most interesting is that it shows an increased risk of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, which didn't show up in the Japanese A-bomb study. This highlights the importance of understanding that different populations have different genetic backgrounds and environmental conditions and these factors can change the radiation risk between different populations.