Why is the number of victims affected as a result of the Chornobyl accident different on different web sites?
While preparing the answers to the questions related to sickness and death rate resulting from the Chornobyl accident, we used the official data of the Scientific Center for Radiation Medicine (SCRM) of Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine (AMS).
You can get information on the state of health and number of victims linking to the question “What are the consequences of the Chornobyl accident?”
It is necessary to note that today, almost 20 years after the Chornobyl catastrophe, it is difficult to follow and determine the reasons of death of those people, who were subjected to radiation exposure.
Large scale of the Chornobyl accident caused large-scale health monitoring of the suffered population. That was the reason for organizing a number of specific medical institutions of radiation medicine. Thus, government of the former Soviet Union decided to organize All-Union Science Center for Radiation Medicine (presently, the Scientific Center for Radiation Medicine) in Kyiv.
The Scientific Center for Radiation Medicine under Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine is the main scientific institution for radiation medicine and radiobiology in Ukraine. Also, the Center collaborates with the World Health Organization in the area of medical readiness and assistance during radiation accidents.
SCRM was organized as a result of the Chornobyl accident and is operating since October 1, 1986. After foundation of Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine in 1994, SCRM became a part of Academy institutions.
Detailed information about SCRM you can find on the web site http://www.amnu.kiev.ua