Monday, December 5, 2011

Why the ICRP and EPA Models for Radiation Risk Understate Risks Significantly

EPA: Cancer Risk Coefficients for Environmental Exposure to Radionuclides

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"For both internal and external exposure, a risk coefficient for a given radionuclide is based on the assumption that this is the only radionuclide present in the environmental medium. That is, doses due to decay chain members produced in the environment prior to the intake of, or external exposure to, the radionuclides are not considered