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Started Mar 31, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Keit ll
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Re: Radioactivity as a danger
In reply to D Cox, Apr 1, 2013

It is important to distinguish between the question of whether there is any increased risk & if the risk is so small as to be disregarded.

As for human generated nuclear risk , the rate of the incidence of thyroid cancer in children increased measurably in the UK following Chernobyl. However the increase in nearer surrounding areas was much higher, fortunately cancer of the thyroid is more easy to treat if caught early than some other cancers.

Ironically treatment can involve the use of a radioactive isotope , Iodine 131 !

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