Scientific Risk Estimation on Health Effects of Low Dose and Low Dose-Rate Radiation - An Overview
Tetsuya Ono ,
Dept of Cell Biology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, 980-8575 Sendai, Japan, JP
Institute of Cell Biology and Genetic Engineering, 148 Zabolotnogo St., 03143 Kiev, Ukraine, UA
Estimation of the scientific risks of high dose radiation has been successfully quantified by many studies using several different approaches. However, the risk for low and low dose-rate radiation is obscure because of a lack of evidence. This risk is currently estimated by extrapolating the radiation response at high doses into low dose ranges for practical purposes. Recent challenges to examine directly the biological responses to low dose radiation using newly developed technologies are unveiling interesting alterations at the molecular level. The interpretation of these data, however, needs careful consideration because they may not be related to any change in biological functions.
How to Cite:
Ono, T. and Grodzinsky, D., 2009. Scientific Risk Estimation on Health Effects of Low Dose and Low Dose-Rate Radiation - An Overview. Data Science Journal, 8, pp.PBR1–BR4. DOI: http://doi.org/10.2481/dsj.BR-01
23 Jun 2009.