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TitleImpact of Radiation Biology on Fundamental Insights in Biology
Author(s)Setlow, Richard B.
Publication DateJuly 27, 1982
Unique IdentifierACC0493
Other NumbersOSTI ID: 1095504
Research OrgBrookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring OrgU.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
KeywordsRadiation Biology; DNA; Chromosomal Effects; Radiation Exposure Standards; Genetic Toxicology; Radiation; Carcinogenesis; Immunology; Hematology
Related Web PagesHuman Genome: DOE Origins
AbstractResearch supported by OHER [Office of Health and Environmental Research] and its predecessors has as one of its major goals an understanding of the effects of radiation at low doses and dose rates on biological systems, so as to predict their effects on humans. It is not possible to measure such effects directly. They must be predicted from basic knowledge on how radiation affects cellular components such as DNA and membranes and how cells react to such changes. What is the probability of radiation producing human mutations and what are the probabilities of radiation producing cancer? The end results of such studies are radiation exposure standards for workers and for the general population. An extension of these goals is setting standards for exposure to chemicals involved in various energy technologies. This latter problem is much more difficult because chemical dosimetry is a primitive state compared to radiation dosimetry.
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