Radiation Effects Research Foundation


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Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF)

an organization that studies the long-term effects of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II on survivors. The RERF has focused on the incidence of leukemia, which reached a plateau around 1950 before beginning to decline, and has examined the varied effects related to the different types of radiation produced by the two bombs, one fueled with uranium and the other with plutonium. The RERF is the successor to the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission.
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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.
Mortimer Mendelsohn, former head of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Biomedical and Environmental Research program, and currently vice chairman of the Radiation Effects Research Foundation in Hiroshima, Japan, was presented the award for his research on the health of atomic bomb survivors in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
It used data on radiation victims collected by the Radiation Effects Research Foundation, funded by both the Japanese and U.
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