Is there a risk of cancer related to Rocky Flats contamination?
Two reports we produced address the relationship of cancer incidence and radiological contamination from Rocky Flats:
Report of Epidemiological Analyses Performed for Rocky Flats Production Workers Employed Between 1952 – 1989 (2003)
Ratios of Cancer Incidence in Ten Areas Around Rocky Flats, Colorado Compared to the Remainder of Metropolitan Denver, 1980-89 with Update for Selected Areas, 1990-95 (1998).
One conclusion of the first study is that Standardized Mortality Ratios for production era workers (1951-1989) were significantly lower for all causes of death and all deaths with cancer as an underlying cause. A key finding of the second study was that, “communities in the general vicinity of Rocky Flats had cancer incidence during 1980-89 that was comparable to the remainder of the Denver Metro area.”