Quality Factor
Used to determine biological significance

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  • Determined by long term studies of people exposed to various types of radiation
    • Atom bomb survivors
    • Higher neutron dose at Hiroshima
      • Increased acute and long term effects
      • Higher QF assigned of 3-10 depending on energy
    • Ankylosing Spondylitis studies
    • Chernobyl
    • Coal & Uranium miners


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