Low Level Exposure to Radiation

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  • What is risk?
  • There is no substantial evidence to validate claims that low level exposure causes cancer.
  • Risk estimates are extrapolated from effects seen at high exposures.
  • Risk estimates are based on the “Linear-No Threshold” Model which states that no matter how low a dose is there is always some risk.
  • There are three other models for radiation risk but the linear non-threshold model is the most conservative.


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