Health impacts of large releases of radionuclides. Late somatic health effects.

Ciba Foundation symposium

PubMedID: 9339317

Paretzke HG. Health impacts of large releases of radionuclides. Late somatic health effects. Ciba Found Symp. 1997;203167-73; discussion 173-7.
This chapter reviews the risks of radiation-induced cancer for the dose range likely to occur after releases of radionuclides into the environment. Epidemiological evidence from exposed workers and the atomic bomb survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is surveyed. Influences on such risk functions of individual related quantities (e. g. age, sex, nationality, time since exposure and organs exposed) and of radiation modality-related quantities (e. g. dose, dose rate and radiation quality) are also briefly discussed.