This book reevaluates the health risks of ionizing radiation in light of data that have become available since the 1980 report on this subject was published. The data include new, much more reliable dose estimates for the A-bomb survivors, the results of an additional 14 years of follow-up of the survivors for cancer mortality, recent results of follow-up studies of persons irradiated for medical purposes, and results of relevant experiments with laboratory animals and cultured cells. It analyzes the data in terms of risk estimates for specific organs in relation to dose and time after exposure, and compares radiation effects between Japanese and Western populations.
Table of Contents
|1 Background Information and Scientific Principles||9-64|
|2 Genetic Effects of Radiation||65-134|
|3 Mechanisms of Radiation-Induced Cancer||135-160|
|4 Risks of Cancer - All Sites||161-241|
|5 Radiogenic Cancer at Specific Sites||242-351|
|6 Other Somatic and Fetal Effects||352-370|
|7 Low Dose Epidemiologic Studies||371-390|
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