Iodine-131 and thyroid cancer among children
Ukrainian children from the most contaminated areas near Chernobyl sent in 1986 for medical treatments. Cancers of the thyroid due to radiation from radioactive isotopes of iodine affected mainly children and adolescents who are the most sensitive. Many European countries including France, have received some of these children. Deaths were few; almost 99% of these cancers having been cured. It is too early to comment on possible further consequences.
The Ukrainian Society for Friendship and Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries