h UW EH&S - Radiation Bio Effects

Cancer Risk

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  • Background cancer death rate in a population of 1000 in the absence of radiation is 240.


  • The increase of eight cancer deaths is not statistically significant over the natural incidence.


  • In the Hormesis Model, accumulation of radiation exposure over a protracted period would reduce the risk by 1/2 or more.


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