Letter to Tim Farron: Following correspondence with you regarding questions about the Moorside Health Impact Assessment we have been sent a message from Dr Ian Fairlie. Dr Fairlie has generously offered a briefing to your team on the health impacts of Moorside. His letter is below: I write as a scientist on the causation of the raised incidences of childhood leukemias observed near Sellafield, but also at many nuclear facilities world-wide. Some people take the view that these may be due to a theoretical virus and population-mixing as proposed by a Professor Kinlen many years ago. However this hypothesis has many problems. Perhaps the most relevant is that it moots an incoming population which carries some kind of virus or agent which “infects” the existing population and results in increased rates of childhood leukemia among them. However almost all the increased leukemias observed near Sellafield are, or have been, in fact among the incoming families.
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