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Information on the Nuclear Power Plant Study (KIKK)

21. March 2011 (15 KB) Commentary (15 KB) on the "45 Min - Die Atomlüge” - “45 Min - The Atomic Lie”) TV segment from 23 February 2010 at 22:30
31. May 2010 (22 KB)There are no new results in Germany on the question of nuclear power plants and childhood leukaemia.
11. September 2009 (29 KB)Evaluation of Professor E. Greiser’s (EpiConsult GmbH) examination on “Leukaemia in children and adolescents in the vicinity of nuclear power plants in five countries (meta-analysis and analysis)”
30. June 2009 (29 KB)The IMBEI’s letter to the editor regarding a study by Baker and Hoel: Meta-analysis of standardized incidence and mortality rates of childhood leukaemia in proximity to nuclear facilities
16. Dezember 2008

Scientific explanatory statement by the Radiation Protection Commission on the evaluation of the KIKK Study (January/February 2009): Issue 8 of the SSK (Editors: Marina Grunst, Daniela Baldauf und Sabine Reinöhl-Kompa, Bonn, 526 pages, 273 images, 112 tables)

iIn booklet form: ISBN 978-3-87344-151-4, als CD-ROM: ISBN 978-3-87344-149-1

on the Internet: http://www.ssk.de/de/werke/2008/kurzinfo/ssk0815.htm


15. October 2008Statement of the Radiation Protection Commission on the evaluation of the KIKK Study (SSK report, issue 57)
09. October 2008 (24 KB)Radiation Protection Commission’s press release on their evaluation of the KIKK Study
30. April 2008 (10 KB)Reply to the “BfS opinion on the current press reports regarding the epidemiological study on childhood cancer in the vicinity of nuclear power plants” from 29 April 2008
14. April 2008 (2.2 MB)The Federal Ministry for Radiation Protection (BfS) had contracted an “epidemiological quality examination” of the KIKK Study”. The resulting report was created by three of the expert panel members involved with the KIKK Study and has been available to us since 3 April 2008. This report has prompted us to publish the following opinion opinion (2.2 MB).
19. December 2007 (12 KB)Joint press release of the Federal Ministry for Radiation Protection (BfS) and the German Childhood Cancer Registry (GCCR)
12. December 2007 (26 KB)Press release
10. December 2007 (26 KB)Press release
10. December 2007 (110 KB)Information for interested members of the public

Scientific publications on the study:

Spix C, Schulze-Rath R, Kaatsch P, Blettner M.

Case-control study on risk factors for leukaemia and brain tumours in children under 5 years in Germany.

Klin Padiatr 221(6), 362-368, 2009. Link zur Verlagsseite


Kaatsch P, Spix C, Jung I, Blettner M.

Childhood leukemia in the vicinity of nuclear power plants in Germany.

Dtsch Arztebl Int,105(42), 725-732, 2008 als PDF (130 KB)

Kaatsch P, Spix C, Schulze-Rath R, Schmiedel S, Blettner M.

Leukaemia in young children living in the vicinity of German nuclear power plants.

International Journal of Cancer, Volume 122, Issue 4, Date: 15 February 2008, Pages: 721-726 als PDF (310 KB)

Spix C, Schmiedel S, Kaatsch P, Schulze-Rath R, Blettner M.

Case-Control Study on Childhood Cancer in the Vicinity of Nuclear Power Plants in Germany 1980-2003.

European Journal of Cancer, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 21 December 2007 als PDF (558 KB)

Schulze-Rath R, Kaatsch P, Schmiedel S, Spix C, Blettner M.

Krebs bei Kindern in der Umgebung von Kernkraftwerken: Bericht zu einer laufenden epidemiologischen Studie.

Umweltmedizin in Forschung und Praxis. Originalarbeiten, 11(1), 20-26, 2006.  als PDF (265 KB)

Wissenschaftliche Zusammenfassung (entnommen aus dem Abschlussbericht):

Der Abschlussbericht dieser Studie kann hier heruntergeladen werden:
Epidemiologische Studie zu Kinderkrebs in der Umgebung von Kernkraftwerken (KIKK-Studie)
Zusammenfassung (0,2 MB) als PDF (201 KB)
Teil 1 (1,7 MB) als PDF (1.6 MB)
Teil 2 (4,4 MB) als PDF (4.3 MB)