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

Europe Leukemia Radium Anemia Radioactive Element 

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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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