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Radiation Protection

Estimating Radiogenic Cancer Risks

This document presents a revised methodology for EPA's estimation of cancer risks due to low-LET radiation exposures. It was developed using information that became available after the publication of "Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation III" (BEIR III), especially new information on the Japanese atomic bomb survivors.

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  • Estimating Radiogenic Cancer Risks (PDF)(68 pp, 278 K, June 1994, 402-R-93-076)
    This document presents a revised methodology for EPA's estimation of cancer risks due to low-LET radiation exposures. It was developed using information that became available after the publication of "Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation III" (BEIR III), especially new information on the Japanese atomic bomb survivors.
  • Estimating Radiogenic Cancer Risks Addendum: Uncertainty Analysis (PDF)(47 pp, 285 K, May 1999, 402-R-99-003)
    In this document, a methodology is developed for estimating the uncertainties in the EPA risk projections published in the 1994 report, "Estimating Radiogenic Cancer Risks."