This report makes use of data obtained from the Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF
), Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan.
(15) The RERF
compared the cancer mortality of Hiroshima and Nagasaki survivors with that of people who were 3-10 km from ground zero ("in-the-city controls").
With 150 researchers in the two cities and funding from the US and Japanese governments, RERF
has been closely following the health of survivors and their children since the 1950s.
The estimated number of "acute" deaths (within two to four months) resulting from the explosions and firestorms generated by the two atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 is as high as 220,000 (RERF
Bennet, 61, expressed his gratitude to A-bomb victims for cooperating with the Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF
) in research studies, and said he hopes to further improve relations with them as well as with local hospitals and other research bodies.
Those data are being reviewed by the Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF
), an organization jointly administered by the Japanese Ministry of Health and the U.S.-based National Academy of Sciences.
The fourth in a series since 2013, the financing will assist in strengthening public financial management through improved governance of the country's sovereign wealth fund (known as the Revenue Equalization Reserve Fund (RERF
)), and better reporting and monitoring of public debt and liabilities.
The Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC), predecessor of the Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF
), was established in 1947 to conduct long-term, comprehensive epidemiological and genetic studies of the survivors of the atomic bombs.
This study, by the Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF
),(8) has followed the health consequences of radiation exposure for a 120,000 strong cohort of survivors for fifty years.