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Title: Radiation carcinogenesis and radiological protection

Abstract

With the publication of the latest recommendations of the International Commission on Radiological Protection, several new issues have arisen. The Commission arrives at its recommendations for dose limits using a theoretical or predictive method making use of the data on risks of cancer in populations who have been accidentally or iatrogenically exposed. The issues of importance in this method are discussed, particularly the concept of acceptable risk. An aternative method for setting dose limits, a pragmatic method, involves the study of the cancer incidence in radiation workers and a comparison with cancer incidence in other occupations and industries.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Radiological Protection Board, Harwell, England
OSTI Identifier:
5388735
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Environ. Res.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 18:1
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; 62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; CARCINOGENESIS; RADIOINDUCTION; OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES; OCCUPATIONS; RADIATION HAZARDS; RADIOLOGICAL PERSONNEL; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; DOSE LIMITS; RADIATION DOSES; DISEASES; DOSES; HAZARDS; HEALTH HAZARDS; PATHOGENESIS; PERSONNEL; SAFETY STANDARDS; STANDARDS; 560151* - Radiation Effects on Animals- Man; 550600 - Medicine; 552000 - Public Health

Citation Formats

Dolphin, G.W. Radiation carcinogenesis and radiological protection. United States: N. p., 1979. Web. doi:10.1016/0013-9351(79)90147-6.
Dolphin, G.W. Radiation carcinogenesis and radiological protection. United States. doi:10.1016/0013-9351(79)90147-6.
Dolphin, G.W. Thu . "Radiation carcinogenesis and radiological protection". United States. doi:10.1016/0013-9351(79)90147-6.
@article{osti_5388735,
title = {Radiation carcinogenesis and radiological protection},
author = {Dolphin, G.W.},
abstractNote = {With the publication of the latest recommendations of the International Commission on Radiological Protection, several new issues have arisen. The Commission arrives at its recommendations for dose limits using a theoretical or predictive method making use of the data on risks of cancer in populations who have been accidentally or iatrogenically exposed. The issues of importance in this method are discussed, particularly the concept of acceptable risk. An aternative method for setting dose limits, a pragmatic method, involves the study of the cancer incidence in radiation workers and a comparison with cancer incidence in other occupations and industries.},
doi = {10.1016/0013-9351(79)90147-6},
journal = {Environ. Res.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 18:1,
place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {2}
}