Environmental Health Perspectives - Volume 105, issue Suppl 6

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Electronic ISSN
1552-9924
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0091-6765

Abstract

Cytokines, hormonelike proteins, produced by stimulated cells and tissues, were found to protect mice against lethal hematopoietic failure caused by ionizing radiation. Radioprotection was achieved by pretreatment with interleukin-1 (IL-1), tumor necrosis factor (TNF), IL-12, or stem cell factor

Journal: Environmental Health Perspectives, vol. 105, no. Suppl 6, 1997

Abstract

Exceptional elevation of children's leukemia appearing 5 years after the 1983 startup of the Krümmel nuclear power plant, accompanied by a significant increase of adult leukemia cases, led to investigations of radiation exposures of the population living near the plant. The rate of dicentric chro

Journal: Environmental Health Perspectives, vol. 105, no. Suppl 6, 1997

Abstract

Ten years after the Chernobyl nuclear plant catastrophe more than 500 children in Belarus are suffering from thyroid cancer. The major cause of the high incidence of thyroid cancer in children under 15 years of age appears to be contamination resulting from that catastrophe, mainly with isotopes

Journal: Environmental Health Perspectives, vol. 105, no. Suppl 6, 1997