Data for ARS comes from many sources:
Most of the sources used are from a single, short-term, whole-body
dose of radiation either done intentionally or unintentionally. Some of these are:
- Experimental animal data: From fruit flies to primates
- Accidents in industry and labs: Oak Ridge criticality in waste drum
- Pacific Testing Ground accidents: Rongelap Islanders downwind from Bikini Atoll
- Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Sixty plus years of data from the Hiroshima Institute
- Medical exposures involving total-body or near total-body radiation for
cancer or other reasons: Intentional irradiation of Walla Walla state prison
inmates to see effects on the gonads
- Chernobyl: Rescue personnel who sacrificed their lives to stem release of material
to the environment.
- You can find information on these incidents on the web and in published literature.