ICNIRP/WHO/BFS WORKSHOP on risk factor for chidhood Leukemia

The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection, ICNIRP <http://www.icnirp.org/>, is glad to announce its next international workshop on “Risk Factors to Childhood Leukemia”, which will be held in Berlin, Germany, May 5 to 7, 2008. The organization is a joint effort by ICNIRP, the World Health Organization, WHO <http://www.who.int>, and the German Federal Office for Radiation Protection, BfS <http://www.bfs.de/en/bfs>.

Rationale: The increased incidence of childhood leukemia observed in epidemiological studies at low-level magnetic fields or near nuclear facilities is puzzling experts in radiation protection. The findings will be considered in the light of other possible risk factors and of new data on the complex origin of childhood leukemia in the upcoming workshop on “Risk Factors for Childhood Leukemia”.

For more detailed information concerning programme and registration conditions please visit http://www.icnirp.org/WChildhoodLeukemia.htm.