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Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine

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Hiroshima survivors exposed to very low doses of A-bomb primary radiation showed a high risk for cancers

  • Masaru Miyao1Email author,
  • Tomoyuki Watanabe2,
  • Ryumon Honda3 and
  • Yuichi Yamada3
Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine200914:84

Published: 4 April 2009

The original article was published in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2008 13:39

Erratum to: Environ Health Prev Med (2008) 13:264–270 DOI 10.1007/s12199-008-0039-8

Our paper contained the following two errors. First, on pages 266 and 267, the phrase “person-years” should be “person” in the Table 1 and 2 footnotes “a Observed number of deaths (person-years)” and “b Expected number of deaths (person-years)”. Second, on page 267, the 95% confidential intervals (95% CI) for the SMR-O in the female very low dose category (<0.005 Sv) due to leukemia was “(0.469–1.945)” in the Table 2. However, we should have been listed as “(0.503–2.084)”. We regret any confusion these errors might have caused.


Authors’ Affiliations

Graduate School of Information Science, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
Department of Health and Nutrition, Faculty of Psychological and Physical Science, Aichi Gakuin University, Nisshin, Japan
Department of Social and Environmental Medicine (Hygiene), Kanazawa Medical University, Ishikawa, Japan


© The Japanese Society for Hygiene 2009