Evidence of disease and birth defects in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and other territories affected by the Chernobyl disaster in 1986
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CONSEQUENCES OF CHERNOBYL ACCIDENT FOR GEORGIA AND PROSPECTS OF EPIDEMIOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS Vepkhvadze N R Tblisi State Medical Univ. Georgia.
Goitre 3.5 times higher in contaminated region than non-contaminated. Increases in congenital defects. "Serious attention must be paid to the intensive increase of acute myeloid leukaemia":- from 1.57 in 1983-85 to 2.14-3.0 in 1986-1992.

CHERNOBYL ACCIDENT CONSEQUENCES EFFECTS ON CONGENITAL MALFORMATIONS IN REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA Grigorij Ye. A et al. Res. Inst. of Mother and Child Health Prot., Kishniev Moldova; Nat. Sci. and Practical Cent. of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Kishniev, Moldova; Sci. Cent. for Agrochemical Service, Kishniev Moldova.
Hard to understand due to appalling translation. A range of defects are discussed, with some reference to pesticides but no pattern is apparent. "But one can't exclude the low doses effection ... on the neural tube defects etiopathenogenesis both with their joint with chemical factors effect."!

MORBIDITY OF THE ADULT POPULATION IN KOZELETSKY DISTRICT OF CHERNOGOV REGION Grydjuk M Yu. et al. R E Kavetshy's Inst. of Exp. Path., Onc. and Radiobiol. NAS of Ukraine, Kiev.
Analysis of morbidity since 1977. Region divided into high and lower contamination zones. Increased post accident morbidity observed in both, 50% higher in more contaminated area.

BIRTH DEFECTS PREVALENCE IN UKRAINIAN REGIONS EXPOSED TO LOW-DOSE RADIATION AFTER CHERNOBYL ACCIDENT Davydov L et al Scientific Research Institute of Hereditary Pathology, Lviv, Ukraine.
Significant increase in birth defects in contaminated region and to lesser degree in control region.

MYELODISPLASTIC SYNDROME AND APLASTIC ANAEMIA EPIDEMIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS AMONG CHILDREN OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS IN THE POST CHERNOBYL PERIOD (1993-1996) Kozarezova T I Borisevich N V Belarussian Inst. for Postgraduate Medical Training Minsk.
Incidence associated with radiation exposure and heavy metals.

RESULTS OF EPIDEMIOLOGICAL MONITORING HEALTH EFFECTS AMONG CHERNOBYL CHILD VICTIMS Korol N et al. Sci. Cent. for Rad. Med. AMS of Ukraine, Kiev.
Wide range of clinical parameters used to monitor evacuated children, children with high thyroid doses, those exposed in utero and those born to liquidators. Steady decrease in general health; numbers of healthy children declined from 31% in 1987 to 10% in 1996 while the numbers with chronic diseases increased from 29% to 47% in the same period. Authors conclude without explanation that "... somatic diseases incidence cannot be connected with exposure [to] ionising radiation."

BELARUSSIAN POPULATION IRRADIATION BY CHERNOBYL NPP RELEASES AND CONGENITAL MALFORMATIONS DYNAMICS Lazjuk G I et al. Inst. for Hereditary and Congenital Diseases Belarus Republic Ministry of Public Health Minsk.
More than 80% increase in incidence of congenital malformation in contaminated zones and 47% increase in (undefined) control. There was no linear relationship with dose.

SCHIZOPHRENIA SPECTRUM DISORDERS IN PERSONS EXPOSED TO IONISING RADIATION AS A RESULT OF THE CHERNOBYL ACCIDENT Loganovsky K Sci. Cent. for Rad. Med., Kiev.
Living and working in the exclusion zone is associated with two or three fold risk of schizophrenia. "Non radiation factors cannot explain this phenomenon."

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