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Expanding Cause of Death Registers for chronically Radiation Exposed Population in the Russian Federation: Coverage, quality and analysis

Project information

Grant agreement ID: FIGH-CT-2002-00209

  • Start date

    1 November 2002

  • End date

    31 October 2004

Funded under:

FP5-EAECTP C

  • Overall budget:

    € 468 982

  • EU contribution

    € 399 982

Coordinated by:

KAROLINSKA INSTITUTE

Sweden

Objective

The aim of the present project is to build on the previous experience and collaborative efforts by expanding the cause of death registers in three radioactively contaminated regions in Russia. The objectives are to extend the follow-up in time, thus rendering the registers complete and up to date. At the same time the registers will continue to gather information on exposure to ionising radiation on an individual level. Each individual exposed to ionising radiation as a consequence of the discharge of radioactive waste from the Mayak nuclear facility or the nuclear tests in Semipalatinsk will be flagged in the registers, thus providing a larger potential for comparative analysis. A third aim is to provide unique comparison cohorts and background mortality rates for future studies of the exposed populations in these areas.

Coordinator

KAROLINSKA INSTITUTE

Address

Doktorsringen 5
171 71 Stockholm

Sweden

Participants (5)

BUNDESAMT FUER STRAHLENSCHUTZ

Germany

INSTITUTE OF REGIONAL MEDICO-ECOLOGICAL PROBLEMS

Russia

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH

Germany

SOUTHERN URAL BIOPHYSICS INSTITUTE

Russia

URALS RESEARCH CENTRE FOR RADIATION MEDICINE

Russia

Project information

Grant agreement ID: FIGH-CT-2002-00209

  • Start date

    1 November 2002

  • End date

    31 October 2004

Funded under:

FP5-EAECTP C

  • Overall budget:

    € 468 982

  • EU contribution

    € 399 982

Coordinated by:

KAROLINSKA INSTITUTE

Sweden