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The Local Health Impact of Atmospheric Nuclear Weapons Testing

Cancer Epidemiology in Areas Adjacent to the Semipalatinsk Test Site, Kazakhstan


Susanne Bauer

Contents: Ionising Radiation and Cancer – The Perspective of Epidemiology – History of Nuclear Weapons Testing – The Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site, Kazakhstan – The Semipalatinsk Historical Cohort Study – A Registry-Based Case-Control Study of Stomach Cancer in the Altai Region – The Assessment of Radiation Risk – Strengths and Limitations of the Epidemiologic Investigations – Public Health Implications and Compensation Programmes.