Radiation Hormesis

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CRC Press, Sep 20, 1991 - Medical - 320 pages
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Radiation Hormesis presents the only critical review of the effects of whole-body exposure to low doses of ionizing radiation in animals. This is a "must read" book for radiobiologists, health-conscious individuals, and serious environmentalists. Topics discussed include our radiation environment, radiation hormesis in cancer mortality, growth and development, reproduction and mutation, immunity, and cancer. Data is presented that indicates that low doses of ionizing radiation may actually be beneficial to human health. This information could invalidate the "zero thesis" and linear models used by most regulatory agencies. The implications regarding eliminating linear models and accepting radiation hormesis are also discussed.
  

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Contents

Chapter
1
Earth Radiation
8
Medical Radiation
20
Fallout
28
Hormesis
34
Criteria and Limitations
42
Summary
53
HI Development
61
Human Experiences
101
B Radionuclide Exposure
111
Animal Experiments
158
Chernobyl Projections
174
Human Lifespan
180
Radionuclide Exposure
197
Summary
208
Summary and Conclusions
222

Fertility
67
Mutation
74
Chapter 5
80
Wound Healing
87
Summary and Conclusions
93
The Complete DoseResponse Curve
228
Guidelines
238
References
255
Index
289
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Radiation Hormesis
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