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Radiation and Environmental Biophysics

, Volume 36, Issue 3, pp 205-207

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No evidence for increased tumor rates below 200 mSv in the atomic bomb survivors data

  • W. F. HeidenreichAffiliated withGSF – National Research Center for Environment and Health, Institute of Radiation Protection, D-85758 Neuherberg, Germany
  • , H. G. ParetzkeAffiliated withGSF – National Research Center for Environment and Health, Institute of Radiation Protection, D-85758 Neuherberg, Germany
  • , P. JacobAffiliated withGSF – National Research Center for Environment and Health, Institute of Radiation Protection, D-85758 Neuherberg, Germany

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Abstract

We investigated for which doses a significantly increased tumor rate can be seen in the RERF Life Span Study data sets on mortality or incidence of solid tumors. No significant increase was found below about 200 mSv.