[ RadSafe ] Outlandish WIPP report and LNT - Use Conventional Toxicology Approach?

Leo M. Lowe llowe at senes.ca
Mon Feb 24 15:06:13 CST 2014

It has been suggested in this on-going discussion about the lack of 
data supporting LNT in radiological risk assessment, that an approach 
similar to conventional toxicology might be used.

However, for non-radiological carcinogens, I believe that the same 
LNT approach is used in conventional toxicology.  Slope or risk 
factors that convert exposures to cancer risk are used, without 
threshold.  There is no "no effect" level assumed for cancer risk.

Leo M. Lowe, Ph.D., P.Phys., CRadP

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