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Radiation Hormesis and the Linear-No-Threshold Assumption

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  • Examines all facets of radiation hormesis, including the history of the concept and mechanisms, and presents comprehensive, up-to-date reviews for major cancer types

  • Explains how low-dose radiation can decrease all-cause and all-cancer mortality and help to control metastatic cancer

  • Highlights how proponents of the LNT assumption manipulate and ignore an abundance of published data supporting radiation hormesis

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    Pages 1-16
  3. Nuclear Workers

    Pages 63-84
  4. Lung Cancer

    Pages 105-134
  5. Breast Cancer

    Pages 135-147
  6. Leukemia

    Pages 149-163
  7. Back Matter

    Pages 215-217

About this book

Current radiation protection standards are based upon the application of the linear no-threshold (LNT) assumption, which considers that even very low doses of ionizing radiation can cause cancer. The radiation hormesis hypothesis, by contrast, proposes that low-dose ionizing radiation is not only safe but is healthy and beneficial.

In this book, the author examines all facets of radiation hormesis in detail, including the history of the concept and mechanisms, and presents comprehensive, up-to-date reviews for major cancer types. It is explained how low-dose radiation can in fact decrease all-cause and all-cancer mortality and help to control metastatic cancer. Attention is also drawn to biases in epidemiological research when using the LNT assumption. The author shows how proponents of the LNT assumption consistently reject, manipulate, and deliberately ignore an overwhelming abundance of published data and falsely claim that no reliable data are available at doses of less than 100 mSv. The consequence of the LNT assumption is a radiophobia that is very costly in terms of lives and money.

Keywords

  • Epidemiology
  • Hormesis
  • LNT
  • Radiation
  • Radiobiology
  • ionizing
  • Radiaton Oncology

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Nuclear and Quantum Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Yuseong-gu, Republic of Korea

    Charles L. Sanders

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eBook
USD 129.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-642-03720-7
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)