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Chernobyl's Legacy: Health, Environmental and Socio-economic Impacts

Published April 2006

The Chernobyl Forum, a UN-organized body made up of representatives from the IAEA, WHO, UNDP, UNEP, World Bank, and other groups, produced this report on the impacts of Chernobyl in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine. It discusses health, environmental, and socio-economic effects. It states that although thyroid cancer and the incidence of psychological problems was greatly increased, there was "no clearly demonstrated increase in the incidence of solid cancers or leukaemia due to radiation in the most affected populations". The report offers recommendations to the governments of the three countries on health care, environmental monitoring and research, and economic and social policy issues.

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