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Document ID (ISN)66886
CIS number 96-1007
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cohen B.L.
Title Dose-response relationship for radiation carcinogenesis in the low-dose region
Bibliographic information 1994, Vol.66, No.2, p.71-75. 39 ref.
Abstract The present knowledge of the effects of low-level radiation gained in in-vitro and epidemiological studies is reviewed. Included are the studies of the effects of radon in homes. The in-vitro studies provide evidence that low-level radiation greatly enhances the efficiency of DNA repair. The epidemiological studies of people exposed to low levels of radiation have shown that cancer incidence is not higher than in the general population. The linear, no-threshold, dose-response relationship used to predict cancer incidence caused by exposure to high radiation doses does not apply for exposure to low doses of radiation.
Descriptors (primary) ionizing radiation; radon; carcinogenic effects; hazard evaluation; dose-response relationship; particulate radiation
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; in vitro experiments; epidemiologic study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Inorganic substances
Ionizing radiation