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RERF's Research

The following are some of the major studies conducted at RERF:
Sizes of RERF studies
Study
Study population
Study period
Life Span Study
(study on death causes)
120,000 persons
1950 - ongoing
Adult Health Study
23,000 persons
1958 - ongoing
In Utero Study
3,600 persons
1946 - ongoing
Genetic Studies
(studies on the A-bomb
survivors' children)
  Mortality (Life Span Study)
77,000 persons
1946 - ongoing
  Birth Defects
77,000 persons
1948 - 1954
  Sex Ratio
140,000 persons
1948 - 1962
  Cancer Incidence
77,000 persons
1958 - ongoing
  Chromosome Aberrations
16,000 persons
1967 - 1985
  Biochemical Study
24,000 persons
1975 - 1985
  Molecular Genetic Study
1,000 families,
1,500 persons
1985 - ongoing
  Health Examination Study
12,000 persons
2002 - ongoing

Matters elucidated thus far

Matters to be elucidated in the next 10-20 years
Matters likely to take more than 20 years
Radiation Health Effects
From Planning of Research to Publication of Results
International Collaborative Activities