Extrapolation to Low Doses

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  • If ten people take 100 aspirin each, nine will die. (This is comparable to high doses of radiation.)


  • If 1,000 people take one aspirin each, based on a linear non-threshold extrapolation, the risk of death is 0.9% or nine deaths.


  • One aspirin will not kill most people.


  • This is how “Linear-non-threshold” model works.


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