Latest Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission Stories

2010-09-15 16:56:08

First large-scale study to assess how radiation influences risk of multiple cancers It is well known that exposure to radiation has multiple harmful effects "“ including causing cancer "“ but until now, it has been unclear to what extent such exposure increases a person's risk of developing more than one cancer. The first large-scale study of the relationship between radiation dose and risk of multiple cancers among atomic bomb survivors in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan reveals a...

2006-03-01 07:22:57

Many children exposed to radiation are now elderly with thyroid problems, study finds It's been 60 years since atomic bombs fell on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan, but survivors are still struggling with the effects, according to new research. The latest research found that survivors of the attacks continue to develop thyroid nodules -- either benign or cancerous -- and the presence of these nodules is in direct proportion to the radiation dose they received. The researchers...

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