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Title: Creating a strategy for science-based national policy: Addressing conflicting views on the health risk of low-level ionizing radiation. Final report, Wingspread Conference

Abstract

Significant cancer risk for adults exposed to more than 100 millisieverts (10 REM) of ionizing radiation. More research on low-level ionizing radiation is needed in molecular and cellular mechanisms of injury and ongoing exposed populations. Implementation costs should be considered in regulating low-level ionizing radiation. Comparative risk assessment is a powerful tool for risk-based policy formation, and conflicting legal statutes should become harmonized for radiation regulation. More public dialog on low-level radiation is needed. A high level commission should evaluate radiation hazard control practices.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Council of Scientific Society Presidents, Washington, DC (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; Council of Scientific Society Presidents (US)
OSTI Identifier:
755413
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-97ER62438
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 3 Mar 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGANISMS AND BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS; ADULTS; HEALTH HAZARDS; IONIZING RADIATIONS; NEOPLASMS; PUBLIC POLICY; HUMAN POPULATIONS; RADIATION DOSE UNITS; RADIATION HAZARDS; RISK ASSESSMENT; RADIATION HEALTH RISKS; LOW-LEVEL IONIZING RADIATION; LOW-DOSE RADIATION

Citation Formats

McClellan, Roger O, and Apple, Martin A. Creating a strategy for science-based national policy: Addressing conflicting views on the health risk of low-level ionizing radiation. Final report, Wingspread Conference. United States: N. p., 1998. Web. doi:10.2172/755413.
McClellan, Roger O, & Apple, Martin A. Creating a strategy for science-based national policy: Addressing conflicting views on the health risk of low-level ionizing radiation. Final report, Wingspread Conference. United States. doi:10.2172/755413.
McClellan, Roger O, and Apple, Martin A. Tue . "Creating a strategy for science-based national policy: Addressing conflicting views on the health risk of low-level ionizing radiation. Final report, Wingspread Conference". United States. doi:10.2172/755413. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/755413.
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abstractNote = {Significant cancer risk for adults exposed to more than 100 millisieverts (10 REM) of ionizing radiation. More research on low-level ionizing radiation is needed in molecular and cellular mechanisms of injury and ongoing exposed populations. Implementation costs should be considered in regulating low-level ionizing radiation. Comparative risk assessment is a powerful tool for risk-based policy formation, and conflicting legal statutes should become harmonized for radiation regulation. More public dialog on low-level radiation is needed. A high level commission should evaluate radiation hazard control practices.},
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