Posts Tagged ‘international study’

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Risks of Leukemia in Nuclear Workers More Than Double Previous Estimate

Massive study of 300,000 nuclear workers disputes nuclear industry propaganda: leukemia risk 117% higher than governments claim, low levels significant, and Linear No Threshold model confirmed.

Third, it confirms risks even at very low doses (mean = 1·1 mGy per year). Unlike the Japanese bomb survivors’ study, it observes risks at low dose rates rather than extrapolating them from high levels.

Fourth, it finds risks do not depend on dose rate thus contradicting the ICRP’s use of a Dose Rate Effectiveness Factor (DREF) which acts to reduce (by half) the ICRP’s published radiation risks…

Ionising radiation and risk of death from leukaemia and lymphoma in radiation-monitored workers (INWORKS): an international cohort study