Document Details


Title:
THE QUESTION OF SAFE RADIATION THRESHOLDS FOR ALPHA EMITTING BONE SEEKERS IN MAN
Author(s):
Subject Terms:
ALPHA PARTICLES; HEALTH HAZARDS; RADIUM; NEOPLASMS; RADIOACTIVITY
Document Location:
Location - NNSA/NSO Nuclear Testing Archive Address - P.O. Box 98521 City - Las Vegas State - NV Zip - 89193-8521 Phone - (702)794-5106 Fax - (702)862-4240 Email - CIC@NV.DOE.GOV
Document Type:
JOURNAL ARTICLE
Publication Date:
1971 Jul 31
Declassification Status:
Never classified
Document Pages:
0005
Accession Number:
NV0045074
Originating Research Org.:
LAWRENCE RADIATION LABORATORY, U. OF CA
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
Description/Abstract:
THE EVANS HYPOTHESIS DERIVED FROM THE STUDY OF RADIUM-EXPOSED PERSONS INCLUDES TWO MAJOR POINTS: (A) THE LINEAR MODEL OF RADIATION CARCINOGE NESIS IS INCORRECT, AND (B) "PRACTICAL" AND/OR ABSOLUTE THRESHOLDS EXI ST BELOW WHICH HUMAN RADIATION CARCINOGENESIS DOES NOT OCCUR. ANALYSIS PRESENTED HERE INDICATES THAT NEITHER ASPECT OF THIS HYPOTHES IS CAN BE SUPPORTED, EITHER FROM THE STUDY OF RESIDUAL RADIUM BURDEN O R FROM CUMULATIVE RAD EXPOSURE. THIS ANALYSIS IN NO WAY ATTEMPTS TO SHOW THAT "PRACTICAL" OR ABSOLUTE THRESHOLDS ARE IMPOSSIBLE. RATHER, THE RESULTS OF ANALYSES SHOW THAT N O EVIDENCE FOR SUCH THRESHOLDS HAS BEEN PRESENTED THROUGH THE STUDIES OF RADIUM-EXPOSED PERSONS.


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