Any risk was “extremely small, if not actually zero”, the Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment (COMARE), said. It examined data from 1969-2004 on children under five living near 13 nuclear power plants in Britain. About 500 children develop leukaemia each year - the majority are cured. COMARE was set up in 1985 to advise government on the health effects of radiation. The committee examined 430 cases of leukaemia occurring within 25 kilometres of nuclear power plants over the 35-year period. COMARE has recommended that the government looks at other possible factors involved in childhood leukaemia.
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