[ RadSafe ] protraction enhancement effect

blreider at aol.com blreider at aol.com
Tue Aug 31 17:05:19 CDT 2010

"for equal total dose, a greater risk is incurred by those whose total dose is accumulated at a lower rate over a longer duration than at a higher rate over a shorter duration."

Barbara Reider, CHP

Barbara Reider, CHP

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From: Brennan, Mike (DOH) (DOH) <Mike.Brennan at DOH.WA.GOV>
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Subject: [ RadSafe ] protraction enhancement effect

Has anyone heard of "protraction enhancement effect", apparently also called 
inverse exposure-rate effect"?  I ran across it in an ICRP document, and I just 
ant to see if other, more knowledgeable people think it means what I think it 
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