Published in Blood Weekly, September 1st, 2005
In a recently published study, investigators in France conducted a study "to provide direct estimates of risk of cancer after protracted low doses of ionizing radiation and to strengthen the scientific basis of radiation protection standards for environmental, occupational, and medical diagnostic exposures."
"[The study included] cohorts of workers in the nuclear industry [from] 15 countries. 407,391 workers [were] individually monitored for external radiation with a total follow-up of 5.2 million person years. Estimates [were made] of excess relative risks per...
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