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This study was supported by Environmental Protection Agency Grant #X-826842-01, Nuclear Regulatory Commission Grant #NRC-04-98-061, and U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology Grant #60NANB5D1003. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for the project.

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Health risks from exposure to low levels of ionizing radiation : BEIR VII, Phase 2 / Committee to Assess Health Risks from Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing Radiation, Board on Radiation Effects, Research Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies.

p. cm.

This is the seventh in a series of reports from the National Research Council prepared to advise the U.S. government on the relationship between exposure to ionizing radiation and human health.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-09156-X (pbk.)—ISBN 0-309-53040-7 (pdf) 1. Ionizing radiation—Toxicology. 2. Ionizing radiation—Physiological effect. 3. Ionizing radiation—Dose-response relationship. I. National Research Council (U.S.). Committee to Assess Health Risks from Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing Radiation.

RA1231.R2H395 2006



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