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Changes in the national mortality from leukaemia

Abstract

In the last 30 years the number of deaths ascribed to leukaemia has increased steadily in all, countries for which adequate statistics are available. Death rates for England and Wales are given show that during this period the rate of mortality has increased threefold-a rate of increase which has been exceeded among the major causes of death only by cancer of the lung and coronary thrombosis. Clearly it is important to discover the reason for this change; more so, perhaps, because ionizing radiations are known to be capable of causing the disease and it is possible that some of the increase may have been due to their more extensive use.
Publication Date:
Dec 01, 1960
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
INIS-XA-N-258
Resource Relation:
Other Information: 4 refs, 4 tabs; Presented to Parliament by the Lord President of the Council and Minister for Science by Command of Her Majesty, December 1960; Related Information: In: The hazards to man of nuclear and allied radiations. A second report to the Medical Research Council, 163 pages.
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGANISMS AND BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS; BIOLOGICAL RADIATION EFFECTS; CARCINOMAS; EPIDEMIOLOGY; IONIZING RADIATIONS; LEUKEMIA; LEUKEMOGENESIS; RADIATION HAZARDS
OSTI ID:
20685324
Research Organizations:
Medical Research Council, Westminster, London (United Kingdom)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: XA04N2876004428
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 52-55
Announcement Date:
Jan 23, 2006

Citation Formats

Court Brown, W M, and Doll, R. Changes in the national mortality from leukaemia. IAEA: N. p., 1960. Web.
Court Brown, W M, & Doll, R. Changes in the national mortality from leukaemia. IAEA.
Court Brown, W M, and Doll, R. 1960. "Changes in the national mortality from leukaemia." IAEA.
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title = {Changes in the national mortality from leukaemia}
author = {Court Brown, W M, and Doll, R}
abstractNote = {In the last 30 years the number of deaths ascribed to leukaemia has increased steadily in all, countries for which adequate statistics are available. Death rates for England and Wales are given show that during this period the rate of mortality has increased threefold-a rate of increase which has been exceeded among the major causes of death only by cancer of the lung and coronary thrombosis. Clearly it is important to discover the reason for this change; more so, perhaps, because ionizing radiations are known to be capable of causing the disease and it is possible that some of the increase may have been due to their more extensive use.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1960}
month = {Dec}
}