Do persons exposed to radiation suffer genetic effects that threaten their yet-to-be-born children? Researchers are concluding that the genetic risks of radiation are less than previously thought.
This finding is explored in this volume about the children of atomic bomb survivors in Hiroshima and Nagasaki—the population that can provide the greatest insight into this critical issue. Assembled here for the first time are papers representing more than 40 years of research. These documents reveal key results related to radiation's effects on pregnancy termination, sex ratio, congenital defects, and early mortality of children. Edited by two of the principal architects of the studies, J. V. Neel and W. J. Schull, the volume also offers an important comparison with studies of the genetic effects of radiation on mice.
The wealth of technical details will be immediately useful to geneticists and other specialists. Policymakers will be interested in the overall conclusions and discussion of future studies.
Table of Contents
|Genetic Effects of the Atomic Bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki||9-12|
|The Effect of Exposure to the Atomic Bombs on Pregnancy Termination in Hiroshima and Nagasaki||13-270|
|Atomic Bomb Exposure and the Pregnancies of Biologically Related Parents||271-279|
|Some Further Observations on the Sex Ratio Among Infants Born to Survivors of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki||280-290|
|A Cohort-Type Study of Survival in the Children of Parents Exposed to Atomic Bombings||291-326|
|Mortality in the Children of Atomic Bomb Survivors and Controls||327-343|
|Cytogenetic Study of the Offspring of Atomic Bomb Survivors, Hiroshima and Nagasaki||344-362|
|Search for Mutations Altering Protein Charge and/or Function in Children of Atomic Bomb Survivors: Final Report||363-376|
|Congenital Malformations, Stillbirths, and Early Mortality Among the Children of Atomic Bomb Survivors: A Reanalysis||377-388|
|Malignant Tumors during the First 2 Decades of Life in the Offspring of Atomic Bomb Survivors||389-400|
|Mortality Among the Offspring (F1) of Atomic Bomb Survivors, 1946-1985||401-430|
|The Children of Parents Exposed to Atomic Bombs: Estimates of the Genetic Doubling Dose of Radiation for Humans||431-450|
|The Comparative Radiation Genetics of Humans and Mice||451-486|
|The Future of These Studies||487-494|
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