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The World in Medicine
October 19, 2005

Chernobyl’s Deadly Legacy

JAMA. 2005;294(15):1890. doi:10.1001/jama.294.15.1890-a

Although fewer than 50 deaths have been directly attributed to radiation from the 1986 nuclear accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, nearly 4000 more people may eventually die from radiation-related cancers, according to a report by the Chernobyl Forum, a collaboration between United Nations agencies and the governments of Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia (http://www.iaea.org/NewsCenter/Focus/Chernobyl/).

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