Rosina, Jozef; Kvašňák, Eugen; Šuta, Daniel; Kostrhun, Tornäš; Drábová, Dana
July 2008
Radiation Protection Dosimetry;2008, Vol. 130 Issue 4, p452
Academic Journal
The territory of the Czech Republic was contaminated as a result of the breakdown in the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986. The Czech population received low doses of ionising radiation which, though it could not cause a deterministic impact, could have had stochastic effects expressed in the years following the accident. Twenty years after the accident is a long enough time to assess its stochastic effects, primarily tumours and genetic impairment. The moderate amount of radioactive fallout received by the Czech population in 1986 increased thyroid cancer in the following years; on the other hand, no obvious genetic impact was found.


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