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Mortality in British military participants in human experimental research into chemical warfare agents at Porton Down: cohort study

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Objective: To investigate any long term effects on mortality in participants in experimental research related to chemical warfare agents from 1941 to 1989. Design: historical cohort study. Data sources: Archive of UK government research facility at Porton Down, UK military personnel records, and national death and cancer records. Participants: 18276 male members of the UK armed forces who had spent one or more short periods (median 4 days between first and last test) at Porton Down and a comp...

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University of Oxford
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MSD
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Nuffield Department of Population Health
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St Cross College
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University of Oxford
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University of Oxford
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MSD
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Nuffield Department of Population Health
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University of Oxford
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MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
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University of Oxford
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Nuffield Department of Population Health
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BMJ Publishing Group
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BMJ (British Medical Journal) Journal website
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338
Article number:
b613
Publication date:
2009-03-01
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1756-1833
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English
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2009-03-26

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