Urquhart suspects that the radioactive fallout may have weakened the children's or parent's immune system, making pathogens such as viruses easier to play with. His study, however, does not rule out other reasons for the increase in malformations and deaths.
Other experts doubt the study meanwhile. Michael Clark of the UK's National Radiological Protection Board said on BBC Online that the radioactive cloud of the Chernobyl disaster had just swept across northern England and north Wales and failed. However, some of the conspicuous districts are in the south and southwest of the island. In addition, studies in other countries, including Germany, Hungary and Ukraine itself, have shown no evidence of increased infant mortality.Ute Kehse advertisement