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Ionizing Radiation, Cancer Induction, and Radioactive Fallout

  • Edward B. Lewis

I would like to discuss (a) how important discoveries over the last 100 years help to quantify the risk of cancer in populations exposed to man-made sources of ionizing radiation, and (b) how periodic episodes of contamination of the environment with radioactive elements have created public health problems.

Keywords

Thyroid Cancer Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Chernobyl Accident Cancer Induction Radioactive Fallout 
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© Springer 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward B. Lewis
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  1. 1.Biology DivisionCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA

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