Research: parents exposed to the Chernobyl disaster …


AA | Friday, April 23, 2021 – 17:54 | Last Updated: 23 04 2021 – 17:54

US scientists have revealed that there is no “additional DNA damage” in children born to parents who were exposed to radiation after the explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.

According to the BBC’s report, the study was conducted by a group of researchers from the US National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Maryland.

In the study, the genomes of the workers assigned to clean the nuclear power plant and its environment after the explosion and their children born after the explosion were examined.

The research focused on people born in the period 1987-2002 and those who conceived after the disaster.

US scientists have revealed that there is no “additional DNA damage” in children born to parents who were exposed to radiation after the explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.

The study was noted to be “the first study to show that people’s exposure to high doses of radiation has no effect on future children.”

Scientists said the research results would be hope for many who were exposed to radiation after the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima and feared having children.

The study was published in the journal “Science”.

Atomic bombing on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

In the last year of the Second World War between 1939-1945, the USA dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

At least 140 thousand people died in these attacks of the USA, which took its place in history as the country that used atomic bombs for the first time in the world.

The Japanese, on the other hand, announced that the deaths in the two cities were close to 500 thousand in total.

Chernobyl disaster

The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, 110 kilometers from Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, exploded on April 26, 1986, and witnessed the world’s largest nuclear disaster.

The toxic cloud from the explosion affected Russia and parts of Europe, especially Ukraine and Belarus, and the toxic clouds reached the USA, Canada and even Japan.