Twenty-year review of medical findings in a Marshallese population accidentally exposed to radioactive fallout

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A summary is presented of results of medical examinations of inhabitants of the Marshall Islands during the 20-year period following the exposure of Rongelap people to radioactive fallout in 1954. The initial effect observed was $beta$ burns of the skin of some individuals. Few significant findings were observed during the subsequent 9-year period, although an increase in miscarriages and stillbirths among the exposed women was noted. In 1963 some thyroid abnormalities and growth retardation of some children were noted. (177 references). (CH)

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Conard, R.A. January 1, 1975.

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A summary is presented of results of medical examinations of inhabitants of the Marshall Islands during the 20-year period following the exposure of Rongelap people to radioactive fallout in 1954. The initial effect observed was $beta$ burns of the skin of some individuals. Few significant findings were observed during the subsequent 9-year period, although an increase in miscarriages and stillbirths among the exposed women was noted. In 1963 some thyroid abnormalities and growth retardation of some children were noted. (177 references). (CH)

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  • Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 30-JUN-76

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  • Report No.: BNL--50424
  • Grant Number: AT(30-1)-16
  • DOI: 10.2172/4148793 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 4148793
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc866112

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Conard, R.A. Twenty-year review of medical findings in a Marshallese population accidentally exposed to radioactive fallout, report, January 1, 1975; Upton, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc866112/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.