The "Gardner hypothesis" suggests that an excess of childhood leukaemia near a nuclear reprocessing plant is caused by paternal exposure to ionizing radiation. But the evidence shows that this explanation is wrong.

Original publication

DOI

10.1038/367678a0

Type

Journal article

Journal

Nature

Publication Date

24/02/1994

Volume

367

Pages

678 - 680

Keywords

Adolescent, Adult, Air Pollution, Radioactive, Child, Child, Preschool, England, Fathers, Female, Humans, Jurisprudence, Leukemia, Leukemia, Radiation-Induced, Male, Mutation, Pregnancy, Radioactive Waste, Spermatozoa