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Radiation Hormesis and the Linear-No-Threshold Assumption

Authors: Sanders, Charles L.

  • Examines all facets of radiation hormesis, including the history of the concept and mechanisms
  • Presents comprehensive, up-to-date reviews for major cancer types
  • Explains how low-dose radiation can decrease all-cause and all-cancer mortality and help to control metastatic cancer
  • Highlights how proponents of the LNT assumption manipulate and ignore an abundance of published data supporting radiation hormesis
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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 not only safe but is healthy and 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. The consequence of the LNT assumption is a radiophobia that is very costly in terms of lives and money.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Radiation Hormesis and the Linear-No-Threshold Assumption
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-03720-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-03720-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-03719-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42566-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 217
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