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Health Risks From Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing Radiation: BEIR VII, Phase 2

Health Risks From Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing Radiation: BEIR VII, Phase 2

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By (author) Committee to Assess Health Risks from Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing Radiation, By (author) Board on Radiation Effects Research, By (author) Division on Earth and Life Studies, By (author) National Research Council, By (author) National Academy of Sciences

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  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • Format: Paperback | 424 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 277mm x 25mm | 1,157g
  • Publication date: 31 March 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Washington
  • ISBN 10: 030909156X
  • ISBN 13: 9780309091565
  • Edition: 1
  • Edition statement: Beir VII Phase.
  • Sales rank: 904,331

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BEIR VII develops the most up-to-date and comprehensive risk estimates for cancer and other health effects from exposure to low-level ionizing radiation. It is among the first reports of its kind to include detailed estimates for cancer incidence in addition to cancer mortality. In general, BEIR VII supports previously reported risk estimates for cancer and leukemia, but the availability of new and more extensive data have strengthened confidence in these estimates. A comprehensive review of available biological and biophysical data supports a "linear-no-threshold" (LNT) risk model--that the risk of cancer proceeds in a linear fashion at lower doses without a threshold and that the smallest dose has the potential to cause a small increase in risk to humans. The report is from the Board on Radiation Research Effects that is now part of the newly formed Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board.

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Committee to Assess Health Risks from Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing Radiation, National Research Council