Paternal Exposure Not to Blame

Nature. 1994 Feb 24;367(6465):678-80. doi: 10.1038/367678a0.

Abstract

The "Gardner hypothesis" suggests that an excess of childhood leukaemia near a nuclear reprocessing plant is caused by paternal exposure to ionizing radiation. But the evidence shows that this explanation is wrong.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Air Pollution, Radioactive
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • England
  • Fathers*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Jurisprudence
  • Leukemia / epidemiology*
  • Leukemia, Radiation-Induced / etiology*
  • Male
  • Mutation
  • Pregnancy
  • Radioactive Waste / adverse effects*
  • Radioactive Waste / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Spermatozoa / radiation effects*

Substances

  • Radioactive Waste