Baby tooth study resumes, seeking links between fallout radiation and cancer

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Questionnaires will soon be sent to thousands of men who donated their baby teeth half a century ago to scientists seeking to learn whether radioactive fallout in milk the donors drank as children affected their health later in life.

It’s the latest step in a study that began in the 1950s and 1960s at Washington University, but then stalled for decades.

Fifty years ago, concern about atmospheric tests of nuclear weapons spurred a group of local scientists and other area residents to begin the project, then called the St. Louis Baby Tooth Survey.

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/sciencemedicine/story/BD4BF572DE20E384862575320006379B?OpenDocument

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One Response

  1. They are great for other area residents. When it comes to the latest step, one of the most neglected subjects are those dealing with a study. Their health (test) # 2 posed in the latest step.

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