Four Main Groups of Radiation Effects Data

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3. Survivors of accidents

Besides the high level radiation exposure received by people involved in fighting the accident at Chernobyl, millions more were exposed to low levels of radiation that were released into the atmosphere as a result of the accident. Studies of these people are providing valuable information on exposure to low levels of radiation.

The most important information comes from the effects of I-131 that was released and the food pathways it followed.

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