First: Information from the German KiKK study about higher cancer risc when living near atomic power plants – from 1980 – 2003
Second: Unofficial data about rising illness of Chernobyl children in a hospital in Minsk (Belarus) – from 2001.
(pre-info): There is a English version of the BfS website HERE
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The results of a unique longtime study (called “KiKK“ which is 337 pages long) which shows higher (blood) cancer rates of children living next to German atomic power plants, were made public on December 10th 2007 in Germany, by the Federal Agency for radiation protection (BfS.de). The study itself is scientific and without a visible mistake. The study is the 3rd of a row of appropriate examinations of the Children Cancer Register. BfS President König said, that this is the first time that in a so called Case-Control-Study exact statements about the distance between a living area and an atomic reactor, as well as for ill as for not ill children, could be done. The result fits to similar examinations which are made worldwide, said König. In 2007, also a Meta-Analysis was made in which all studies till now which summarize and evaluate cancer of children in the surroundings of atomic power plants – this analysis also remarked a connection between atomic power plants and children cancer. The new study was accompanied by a expert-team of twelve people. All of them share all significant results of the study.
With no doubt the BfS, the experts and the order-taker are in agreement about the results. The Environment Confederacy of Germany was instructed by the Environmental Minister of Germany to examine the results of the KiKK study, two weeks ago.
Also in the opnion of other experts the design of the study fits the level of science. The study itself is worldwide the most methodicial, the most costly and comprehensive examination. The question for the connection between the distance of the living area to an atomic power plant and the risc of becoming ill is unequivocal answered for Germany.
Since the use of atomic power is seen critical by the public, there are discussions about higher cancer rates in the surroundings of atomic power plants. 1987 (one year after the Chernobyl accident) and 1989 British studies reported of a significant riisng appearance of children blood cancer in a 10 miles-neighborhood around atomic power plants in England and Wales. 1992 in a analogous carried out study of the German Children Cancer Register (DKKR) between the time from 1980 till 1990 cancer of children below the age of 5 in the 5 kilometer-zone was observed. The result: The rate of blood cancer has grown staistical higher.
How was the study carried out?
All to the DKKR reported cancer ill children which were living around the 16 German atomic power plants (below the age of 5) were considered (1,592 children). For every child of these 1,592 there were controls determined, for those who were living in the same area. So, 4,735 controls were determined. The distance to the next atomic power plant for all 6,327 children was defined (average) as 25 meters. So, it was possible to compare, if the the cancer ill children are living nearer as the average to an atomic power plant of the region, as there respective controls.
There were three questions:
1.) Does cancer appear more often by children below the age of 5, in the surroundings of atomic power plants?
2.) Is there a negative distance, which means: Does the risc rise with the distance next to an atomic power plant?
3.) Are there influence factors, which can explain the results?
To answer the questions the study was organized in two parts:
Part 1: Case-Control-Study without asking questions
Part 2: Case-Control-Study with asking questions, in which one examination from the Case-Control Study without asked questions was asked, to regard possible disturbance factors (Confounder), which could explain the found result in Part 1.
The KiKK Study includes the time from 1980 – 2003 (23 years), divided in two study-time-periods: The first 11 years of the operation of a performance-reactor and the remaining years. This was necessary, because the results of the so called “Michaelis-Study“ showed that the found risc in the first study was higher than in the second one. So, appropriate in the KiKK Study also was asked, if a possible down-trend between the earlier and the later time of operation does differ itself.
The load of radiation could not be observed, because there were no measure-results and there was no meaningful model of radiation-exposition in the living areas. As a replacement for the not direct defined radiation-exposition the distance between the flat and the reactor was used.
Swiss Childhood Cancer Cancer and Nuclear Power Plants in Switzerland (as usual attacked by physicists BUT confirmed by physicians: the IPPNW – peace nobel prize 1985): http://www.canupis.ch/index.php?id=studydesign
How does the IAEA and the ICRP react?
The IAEA denies the connection between (blood) cancer and radiation, even in Chernobyl / Ukraine / Belarus.
They only accept thyroid cancer as an illness (because after Chernobyl, 21 years ago, the numbers of this kind of cancer werer so high, that the IAEA could no longer deny it).
The IAEA says all other illness of people who are or were affected by high or low radiation is caused by stress. Also blood cancer.
The IAEA does not allow the WHO to publish anything else, because of a contract made in 1959 between the IAEA and the WHO. This also explains, why the WHO published a paper with a total number of 5000 deaths caused by Chernobyl (which is was below 125,000 deaths – which was published by the Ukrainian Health Ministery in 1994).
The IAEA plays the one who is responsible for human health and radiation and the world accepts this fate.
In 2005 the IAEA got the Nobel Peace Prize.
It seems that most people only know the IAEA from News like “Iran” and “North Korea”.
This brings us to the following rare graphs I got from Belarussian sources via Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Tschernobyl Deutschland (Federal Consortium Chernobyl Germany), in 2004. The Data itself is from 2001. It is very hard to get Data like this, because the Belarussian Government does not allow to publish this Data like rising cancer rates of children affected by Chernobyl / Radiation. Also the IAEA denies the connection between radiation / Chernobyl and rising illness. If Belarussian doctors talk about this in public they loose their job. In 2006 the propaganda chief of Belarussian dictator Lukaschenko was in Geseke (German town in Nordrhein-Westfalen). He denied any connection between radiation and illness. I had the chance to answer him about these graphs and the situation of Belarussian doctors, right infront of 200 German and 200 Belarussian guests. He did not respond. So, here are the graphs.
This one shows the amount of healthy children in a children hospital in Minsk (Belarus). Grey means general population; Black means “Chernobyl children”:
Here you can see the frequency of inflammation and knob-accumulation in the thyroid (drawn on 100,000 children in a children hospital in Minsk – Belarus). Grey means thyroid inflammation; Black means “knob struma”:
This graph shows the tumor-frequency in a children hospital in Minsk / Belarus (per 100,000 children 0 – 14 years old):
This graph shows the frequency of specific diseases in Belarus. Drawn per 100,000 children 0 – 14 years old (from left to right: malignant tumors / tumors / cardiac defects / bronchial asthma / deformities):
Frequency of inflammation and knob-accumulation in the thyroid (drawn on 100,000 children in a children hospital in Minsk – Belarus). Grey means general population; Black means “Chernobyl children”:
Growth of specific disease-structures (in percentage) from 1997 till 2001 in a children hospital in Minsk – Belarus (from left to right: diseases of the back-up apparat / tumors / endocrinal disorders / cardiac damages / eye aberrances):
The Number of children with chronic diseases (in percentage) – in a children hospital in Minsk / Belarus, Grey means general population; Black means “Chernobyl children”:
Frequency of malignant brain tumors and tumors (drawn per 100,000 habitants living in Minsk / Belarus):
more to come,
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