Evidence of disease and birth defects in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and other territories affected by the Chernobyl disaster in 1986
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COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF MORBIDITY PARAMETERS OF CHILD(REN) POPULATION OF KIEV REGION REGARDING DISEASES OF BREATHING SYSTEM AND CANCER IN RADIOECOLOGICAL RISK ZONES Naboka M V et al. Radioecl. Cent. of NSA Ukraine Kiev.
Comparison of strontium 90 contaminated zone (so-called Chernobyl "strontium stain", average 10kBq/m2) with a zone of Caesium contamination and the whole of Ukraine shows cancer in children in strontium 90 contaminated zone 1.3 times higher than Ukrainian average and 1.5 times higher than the Caesium zone. Bimodal distribution curve.

MORTALITY FROM NEOPLASMS AND ITS CONTRIBUTION TO DECREASE IN FORTHCOMING DURATION OF LIFE IN THE POPULATION LIVING IN RADIOACTIVELY CONTAMINATED TERRITORIES OF UKRAINE Omelyanets N I et al. Res. Cent. for Rad. Med. of AMS Ukraine, Kiev.
Statistically significant 18 - 22% increase in mortality from neoplasms in radioactively polluted territories (RPTs) and 12% in all Ukraine 1986 - 1998. Comparing 1999 with 1985, breast cancer mortality in all Ukraine has increased by 50%; prostate has increased by 30% in all Ukraine and 50-120% in the RPTs. In the whole period since 1986 ADFL ("average duration of forthcoming life") has reduced by 5% (both sexes) in RPTs and by 4% for all Ukraine.

ANALYSIS OF MORTALITY AND DURATION OF LIFE OF UKRAINIAN POPULATION AFTER THE CHERNOBYL CATASTROPHE Omelyanets N I et al., Res. Cent. for Rad. Med. of AMS Ukraine, Kiev and Klementiev A A., Tacoma-Pierce County Health Dept. Tacoma USA.
Prefaced by "... in contaminated territories ... Numerous studies testify noticeably poor health of the victims". SMRs in Ukraine rose by 21% between 1991-95. Infant mortality generally was 13-14 per 1000 in 1999; in the contaminated territories it was 20-39 per 1000 in 1987-89 and 16-20 per 1000 in 1999. Life expectancy decreased between 1990-1999 by 4.9 years for men and 2 years for women. Deterioration in morbidity and mortality was greater in contaminated territories.

CONTENTS OF CATECHOLAMINES IN CHILDREN FROM BELARUS IN 15 YEARS AFTER THE CHERNOBYL ACCIDENT Omelyaniuk N N and Arinchin A N Res. Clinical Inst. for Rad. Med. and Endocrinology, Minsk Be.
Clinical inspection of children from contaminated territories shows increased frequency of hypotensive states of cardiovascular system. Authors suggest that this is mediated by hormonal changes, not all of which demonstrate a linear dose response.

TUMOURS OF THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM IN CHILDREN (MORBIDITY INDICES IN UKRAINE FOR 25 YEARS) Orlov Yu. et al. A. P. Romodanov Inst. of Neurosurgery of AMS Ukraine, Kiev.
2633 cases of CSN tumours in children 1975-1999 analysed, covering all Ukraine except uncontaminated eastern areas. 77% increase. All cases histologically verified. Incidence of malignant brain tumours in early childhood has increased.

ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION AND RISK FACTORS IN PERSONS LIVING IN RADIOACTIVELY CONTAMINATED AREAS: 5-YEAR MONITORING Podpalov VP and Stchastlivenko A J Vitebsk Medical Univ. Be.
Arterial hypertension in some hundreds of people in contaminated areas and a control was measured in 1991-2 and again in 1996-7. Results showed elevated frequency levels:- in 1991-2 contaminated areas showed 65.3%, compared with 44.8% in control, rising in 1996-7 to 76% and 59.5% respectively. Lifestyle factor differences were controlled for.

MALIGNANT NEOPLASMS IN DIFFERENT GROUPS OF POPULATION AFFECTED BY THE CHERNOBYL ACCIDENT Prysyazhnyuk A Ye. et al. Res. Cent. for Rad. Med. of AMS Ukraine, Kiev.
General increase in cancer rates. "Particular attention should be paid to noticeable increase in female breast cancer incidence rate after 1992."

BREAST CANCER MORBIDITY OF WOMEN POPULATION OF BELARUS FOR 10 YEARS (1987-1996) AFTER THE CHERNOBYL ACCIDENT Putyrski Yu, Putyrski L A Inst. of Oncology and Med. Radiobiol. Minsk Be.
Annual increase in Belarus breast cancer 3-5%, predominantly in 40-60 year olds. Mortality rate from breast cancer increasing:- 20.7 per 100,000 in 1992, to 23.6 per 100,000 in 1998, Discussion of reasons for unnecessarily late diagnosis.

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