The risk of leukemia from low doses of low-LET radiation Journal Article


Author: Zaider, M.
Article Title: The risk of leukemia from low doses of low-LET radiation
Abstract: In this communication, we examine the evidence (if any) for a nonlinear dose response in relation to leukemia mortality in the Japanese A-bomb population. Specifically, we seek an estimate of the probability that, at low doses of radiation, the relative risk (RR) is smaller than one. Using Bayesian bootstrap techniques, we find that there is a 90% probability that - For at least one dose group at or below 200 mSv - There is a reduction of effect relative to the control group. We take this as evidence for radiation hormesis (end point: Leukemia mortality) at low doses of radiation. © 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd.
Keywords: a-bomb survivors; hormesis; leukemia risk; low doses of radiation
Journal Title: Mathematical and Computer Modelling
Volume: 33
Issue: 12-13
ISSN: 0895-7177
Publisher: Elsevier Science, Inc.  
Date Published: 2001-06-01
Start Page: 1307
End Page: 1313
Language: English
DOI: 10.1016/s0895-7177(00)00317-4
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