[ RadSafe ] Collective Dose

Otto G. Raabe ograabe at ucdavis.edu
Tue Jan 4 15:54:53 CST 2011

At 10:15 AM 1/4/2011, Bernard L. Cohen wrote:
>There is nothing complicated about this issue. Collective dose is 
>very meaningful if linear-no threshold theory (LNT) is valid -- it 
>predicts the number of deaths caused. But if LNT is not valid, it is 
>essentially meaningless except as a political tool.
Yes, of course. I agree.

However, I believe that LNT is not applicable to radiation induced 
cancer,  which is the primary radiation risk for which it is used.



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