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Title: Effects of high vs low-level radiation exposure

Abstract

In order to appreciate adequately the various possible effects of radiation, particularly from high-level vs low-level radiation exposure (HLRE, vs LLRE), it is necessary to understand the substantial differences between (a) exposure as used in exposure-incidence curves, which are always initially linear and without threshold, and (b) dose as used in dose-response curves, which always have a threshold, above which the function is curvilinear with increasing slope. The differences are discussed first in terms of generally familiar nonradiation situations involving dose vs exposure, and then specifically in terms of exposure to radiation, vs a dose of radiation. Examples are given of relevant biomedical findings illustrating that, while dose can be used with HLRE, it is inappropriate and misleading the LLRE where exposure is the conceptually correct measure of the amount of radiation involved.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5605165
Report Number(s):
BNL-33752; CONF-8304123-2
ON: DE84002880
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH00016
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Symposium on the health aspects of nuclear power plant incidents, New York, NY, USA, 7 Apr 1983
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; BIOLOGICAL RADIATION EFFECTS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; CHRONIC IRRADIATION; DOSE-RESPONSE RELATIONSHIPS; EXTERNAL IRRADIATION; LOW DOSE IRRADIATION; ISODOSE CURVES; RADIATION DOSE DISTRIBUTIONS; TEMPORAL DOSE DISTRIBUTIONS; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; CHRONIC EXPOSURE; IRRADIATION; RADIATION EFFECTS; 560100* - Biomedical Sciences, Applied Studies- Radiation Effects

Citation Formats

Bond, V P. Effects of high vs low-level radiation exposure. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Bond, V P. Effects of high vs low-level radiation exposure. United States.
Bond, V P. Sat . "Effects of high vs low-level radiation exposure". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5605165.
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