[ RadSafe ] protraction enhancement effect

Otto G. Raabe ograabe at ucdavis.edu
Wed Sep 1 14:43:45 CDT 2010

At 11:13 AM 9/1/2010, Jerry Cohen wrote:
>Does this mean that if I receive a 500 rem dose in one minute. it is not as
>serious as if I received the same dose uniformly over  50 years?

The inverse dose rate effect does not apply to a single acute exposures.

The inverse dose rate effect is a contrast of lifetime protracted or 
fractionated exposures.


Prof. Otto G. Raabe, Ph.D., CHP
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