British Nuclear Testing in Australia Studies
4 June 2020
The study to investigate the health effects of participation in the British nuclear tests in Australia is reported in two volumes. Volume 1, the radiation dosimetry study, used data from the tests and modelling to estimate the radiation exposure of participants in the tests. Volume 2 includes: the mortality study, which compared the number of deaths in test participants with that of the general population from the time of the nuclear tests to the end of 2001; and the cancer study, which compared the number of cases of cancer, whether fatal or not, in test participants, with that in the general population from 1982 to the end of 2001, and compared radiation exposure of participants with and without leukaemia.