[ RadSafe ] dose RATE of ANY Medicine is the decisive variable

Otto Raabe ograabe at ucdavis.edu
Thu Sep 7 11:15:48 CDT 2006

September 7, 2006

My American Heritage dictionary defines the word "stochastic" as follows:

"stochastic adj. I. Of,  denoting, or characterized by conjecture; 
conjectural. 2. Statistics a. Random. b. Statistical."

Although I was using the term in the statistical sense, some on this list 
may think the ICRP's use is based on the first definition.


Prof. Otto G. Raabe, Ph.D., CHP
Center for Health & the Environment
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
E-Mail: ograabe at ucdavis.edu
Phone: (530) 752-7754   FAX: (530) 758-6140

More information about the RadSafe mailing list