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Document ID (ISN)106369
CIS number 07-438
ISSN - Serial title 1815-3615 - HESA Newsletter
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Eggermont G., de Saint-Georges L., Vanmarcke H.
Title The health effects of low-dose ionizing radiation - New epidemiological results and perspectives
Bibliographic information Mar. 2006, No.29, p.21-25. 9 ref.
Internet access [in French] [in English]
Abstract This article examines the relative risk of low-level exposure to ionizing radiation. Contents: biological effects of ionizing radiation; regulation of low-dose risks and the social debate; recent epidemiological results; multi-factorial exposure and ethical concerns.
Descriptors (primary) ionizing radiation; biological effects; health hazards
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; epidemiological aspects; European Union; radon; smoking; ethics; confounding factors; genetic effects; permissible radiation doses; dose-response relationship; social aspects; cancer
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceBelgium
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Ethical issues
Ionizing radiation
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures