UN study looks at how radiation affects children

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For nearly 60 years, the UN Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) has been evaluating the impact of nuclear radiation on the human body.

The committee recently released a report on how radiation affects children, citing research ranging from the atomic attacks on Japan during the Second World War to kids who receive radiation therapy as part of medical treatment.

UN Radio's Donn Bobb discusses the findings with UNSCEAR chair Fred Metler.

Duration:  4’39″

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