Radiation Hormesis and the Linear-No-Threshold Assumption

Radiation Hormesis and the Linear-No-Threshold Assumption

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Current radiation protection standards are based upon the application of the linear no-threshold (LNT) assumption, which considers that even very low doses of ionizing radiation can cause cancer. The radiation hormesis hypothesis, by contrast, proposes that low-dose ionizing radiation is beneficial. In this book, the author examines all facets of radiation hormesis in detail, including the history of the concept and mechanisms, and presents comprehensive, up-to-date reviews for major cancer types. It is explained how low-dose radiation can in fact decrease all-cause and all-cancer mortality and help to control metastatic cancer. Attention is also drawn to biases in epidemiological research when using the LNT assumption. The author shows how proponents of the LNT assumption consistently reject, manipulate, and deliberately ignore an overwhelming abundance of published data and falsely claim that no reliable data are available at doses of less than 100 mSv.

Type Book
Number Of Pages 217
Item Height 20 mm
Item Width 162 mm
Item Weight 579 Gram
Product Dimensions 162 x 20 x 240
Publisher Springer
Format Hardcover | 217