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Ionizing Radiation

JOHN D. BOICE

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Third edition

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780195149616
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865062 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0015
Ionizing Radiation

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This chapter focuses on the link between exposure to ionizing radiation and cancer. It describes specific studies of exposed populations, touching on strengths and limitations, the need for caution in interpretation, and implications for public health, radiation protection, and carcinogenesis in general.

Keywords: cancer risk; radiation exposure; population studies; cancer studies

Chapter.  45020 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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