ERIC Number: EJ463951
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Chernobyl Nuclear Catastrophe and the High Risk Potential for Mental Retardation.
Holowinsky, Ivan Z.
Mental Retardation, v31 n1 p35-40 Feb 1993
This report considers potential effects of the 1986 nuclear explosion at the Chernobyl (Ukraine) nuclear reactor. Approximately 17 million people, of whom 2.5 million were below the age of 5, are thought to have suffered some radioactive contamination. Many of these children are at high risk for mental retardation and learning disorders. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ukraine