[RARE TURKISH BROCHURE ON CHERNOBYL - GERMAN IMPRINT] Çernobil: Etkiler - önlemler. Atom enerjisi, radyasyon ve sonuçlari. [i.e. Chernobyl: Effects - preventions. Nuclear energy, radiation and results]

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VOLKSKULTURZENTRUM e.V., Volkskulturzentrum e. V. = Halk Kültür Merkezi, München, 1986.

Original wrappers. Demy 8vo. (21 x 14 cm). In Turkish. 64 p., b/w ills. Two ex-library stamps on front and back covers.

A rare Turkish brochure printed by "Folk Culture Center" in Germany for Turkey after the Chernobyl disaster in 1986.

The Chernobyl accident was a catastrophic nuclear accident that occurred on 25-26 April 1986 in the No. 4 nuclear reactor of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, near the city of Pripyat, in northern Ukrainian SSR. [.] No evidence of changes in the prevalence of human deformities/birth congenital anomalies which might be associated with the accident, are apparent in Belarus or Ukraine, the two republics which had the highest exposure to fallout. In Sweden and Finland where no increase in abortion rates occurred, it was likewise determined that "no association between the temporal and spatial variations in radioactivity and variable incidence of congenital malformations [was found]." A similar null increase in the abortion rate and a healthy baseline situation of no increase in birth defects was determined by the assessment of the Hungarian Congenital Abnormality Registry, Findings also mirrored in Austria. Larger, "mainly western European" data sets approaching a million births in the EUROCAT database, divided into "exposed" and control groups were assessed in 1999. As no Chernobyl-based impacts were detected, the researchers conclude "in retrospect the widespread fear in the population about the possible effects of exposure on the unborn fetus was not justified". Despite studies from Germany and Turkey, the only robust evidence of negative pregnancy outcomes that transpired after the accident were these elective abortion indirect effects, in Greece, Denmark, Italy, etc., due to the anxieties created. This is an extremely rare brochure prepared for Turkey by the German government on Chernobyl including the effects of disaster and the measures for the same, accompanied by many b/w illustrations in a very interesting black humor style.

No institutional copy in OCLC.