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Risk Estimate for Genetic Effects

  • Seymour Abrahamson
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series

Abstract

It is not my intention to reinvent the wheel in this presentation, but perhaps I can straighten a few spokes, here and there. I have been a member of both the National Academy’s BEIR and CCEM committees concerning risk from ionizing radiation (National Research Council, 1972, 1980) and environmental chemical mutagens (National Research Council, 1983) and will provide a general summary of approaches used in their reports. In the case of radiation, Bender, Denniston, Schull and myself have recently prepared a detailed risk report for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s updated reactor safety study and so I also will incorporate major elements of that unpublished report into this discussion.

Keywords

Risk Estimate Balance Translocation Nuclear Regulatory Commission Unbalanced Translocation United Nations Scientific Committee 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Seymour Abrahamson
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  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity of WisconsinMadisonUSA

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