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These birth defects might be linked with radiation from the Chernobyl disaster 30 years ago
Courtney Verrill
Mar 13, 2018, 3:45 PM
Quote:The scientific debate is still ongoing over whether congenital birth defects can be linked to radiation from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster that happened 30 years ago.

Physicians in the region have reported a sharp rise in birth defects there since 1986. A 2010 study by the American Academy of Pediatrics found a correlation between the presence of hazardous levels of strontium-90 — a radioactive element produced by nuclear fission — and dramatically high rates of certain congenital birth defects.