[ RadSafe ] Leukemia and Ionizing Radiation Revisited

Brennan, Mike (DOH) Mike.Brennan at DOH.WA.GOV
Thu Dec 31 16:54:58 CST 2015

A question: what are your thoughts concerning exposure that instead of one-time is ongoing, potentially for decades.  In particular, I am thinking of exposure to the lungs due to radon, where the majority of the dose is due to alpha decays in the lungs themselves, and the exposure fluctuates with the concentrations of radon and radon decay products that are inhaled?  

Note that I am not arguing with this paper (though I would like to see comments from people more conversant than I am on this topic); I am wondering if one-time whole-body exposure from gamma is a reasonable basis for evaluating ongoing exposure to specific organs due to internal contamination.  

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Hot off the press:


Tweeted by Rod Adams (@Atomicrod), but looks interesting, so I am re-posting it here.

Regards and Happy New Year (shortly)


Michael Brooks, PhD
Head of Diagnostic Radiology Physics
Medical Physics Department
Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Longfleet Road

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