Obviously I can sympathise with anyone who has an illness related to nuclear testing but I can also understand MODs point of view;davyskuller said:http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7840594.stm
Had a look and couldn't see if this had been done so apologies in advance if it has ! Stumbled accross this story and thought it may be worthy of discussion amongst the many fine(and not so fine) intellects on ARRSE!!
A difficult one for MODLinks between nuclear testing and premature deaths and cancer among veterans have been contested for years.
The National Radiological Protection Board, now amalgamated into the Health Protection Agency (HPA), has been conducting a study of nuclear test veterans since the 1980s.
It compares cancer and mortality rates among servicemen involved in nuclear testing with rates among a control group of servicemen without any nuclear test links.
Dr Colin Muirhead, the HPA's head of epidemiology in the radiation protection section, says his findings showed similar levels of mortality and cancer in both groups.
However, there is "some indication of a raised risk of leukaemia" among those who had worked with nuclear tests, he says.