Assessment of Risk from Low-Level Exposure to Radiation and Chemicals

A Critical Overview

  • Avril D. Woodhead
  • Claire J. Shellabarger
  • Virginia Pond
  • Alexander Hollaender

Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Dedication: To Our Colleague and Friend Dr. Charles Little Dunham

    1. Avril D. Woodhead, Claire J. Shellabarger, Virginia Pond, Alexander Hollaender
      Pages 1-1
  3. Keynote Address

  4. Report of National Cancer Institute Symposium: Comparison of Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis by Radiation and Chemical Agents

    1. Donald C. Borg
      Pages 17-42
    2. R. J. M. Fry
      Pages 43-63
  5. Theoretical Aspects

  6. Biological Mechanisms: Single Cells

    1. Alan Diamond, Joan M. Devine, Mary-Ann Lane, Geoffrey M. Cooper
      Pages 141-152
    2. E. Premkumar Reddy
      Pages 153-168
    3. Howard L. Liber, Susan L. Danheiser, William G. Thilly
      Pages 169-204
    4. John S. Bertram, John E. Martner
      Pages 205-222
  7. Modification of the Response

    1. Seymour Abrahamson
      Pages 223-250
    2. R. B. Setlow
      Pages 251-260
    3. James E. Trosko, Chia-cheng Chang
      Pages 261-284
    4. R. G. Liteplo, P. Frost, R. S. Kerbel
      Pages 285-305
  8. Biological Mechanisms: Cells to Animals

  9. The Human Experience: Models to Humans

  10. Round Table Discussion: Where The Future?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 453-453
    2. Marvin A. Schneiderman
      Pages 469-482
  11. Fons et Origo

    1. Victor P. Bond, Matesh N. Varma
      Pages 483-506
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 507-529

About this book


The present workshop had its orlglns in discussions among Alexander Hollaender, Oddvar Nygaard, Donald Borg, Richard Setlow and Victor Bond on the need for a symposium that would deal with a broad spectrum of pressing subjects related to the physics, chemistry, and biological actions of ionizing radiations, and the theoretical and practical problems of risk assessment. It soon became apparent that the spectrum of subjects considered was too broad for the desired depth of coverage; in fact, it seemed un­ likely that the conference participants would have the background knowledge to span the gamut. Therefore, two separate meetings were decided upon, the first of which, Comparison of Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis by Radiation and Chemical Agents, was held at the National Bureau of Standards, Gaithersburg on December 6-7, 1983. The meeting was sponsored by the NCI. The second meeting has emerged as the present workshop at Brookhaven National Laboratory. An interface between the two conferences has been provided by Michael Fry and Donald Borg, who have summarized the salient points emanating from the NCI Symposium. We intended that the first conference should focus on the basic mechanisms of radiation and chemical carcinogenesis, while the second, the present meeting, would emphasize exposure-response relationships, particularly the theoretical and practical similar­ ities and differences between exposure to chemical carcinogens compared to exposure to ionizing radiation.


Laboratory assessment carcinogenesis chemistry physics radiation relationships

Editors and affiliations

  • Avril D. Woodhead
    • 1
  • Claire J. Shellabarger
    • 1
  • Virginia Pond
    • 1
  • Alexander Hollaender
    • 2
  1. 1.Brookhaven National LaboratoryUptonUSA
  2. 2.Council for Research Planning in Biological Sciences, Inc.USA

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