Radiation-Induced Transformation in Rodent and Human Cells: Assay Systems and Uses in Risk Estimates

  • Carmia Borek

Abstract

In recent years public concern has focussed on the hazards of low dose radiation, at the levels of 0.1 to 1.0 rad. This is a dose level involved in public exposure from nuclear installation as well as from medical diagnostic x-rays. While radiation is a weak carcinogen and mutagen compared to some chemicals it is the most ubiquituous and measurable at low doses.

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Cell Transformation Neoplastic Transformation Mass Culture Rodent Cell Human Diploid Cell 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carmia Borek
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  1. 1.Radiation Research Laboratory and Department of PathologyColumbia University, College of Physicians and SurgeonsNew YorkUSA

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