Cancer Risk

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  • What is risk?

  • If 1000 persons of all ages received a whole body dose of 0.1 Gy (10 rad) in a single exposure, eight extra cancer deaths would result in their lifetime.

  • These cancers would occur years after exposure and are indistinguishable from non-radiation induced cancer.

  • These data were published in BEIR V by the National Academy of Sciences, 1990.

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