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WECF warns women and children at greater risk of leukaemia if in vicinity of nuclear power plants

In light of findings from the International Journal on Cancer published this January, Sacha Gabizon, international director of Women in Europe for a Common Network (WECF), is calling for an immediate measure for the protection of the population, especially small children, including legislation and support for resettlement of all families currently living in the vicinity of nuclear power plants. The Journal provides a new study from France, confirming an earlier German study (KiKK-Study Dec 2007) that the incidence of child leukaemia more than doubles near nuclear power plants for children below the age 5 living within a 5 kilometre radius of nuclear power plants, compared to children living further then 20 kilometres from a nuclear power plant. Learn more here.

Originally posted on 31 January 2012

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