Reflections on Low-Dose Radiation, the Misconceptions, Reality and Moving Forward
Journal of Radiological Protection
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Low dose radiation has been widely accepted by the radiation protection community as presenting a very low risk to human health, if any. Over-conservatism in optimisation principles and regulations have resulted in a disproportionate fear of radiation amongst the general public and government authorities alike, overlooking the great benefits nuclear science and techniques have brought to society as a whole. As such, the World Nuclear Association advocates for a recontextualisation of the radiation hazards with regards to low dose radiation, and a greater awareness as to the absence of any discernible effects associated with it.
All hazard approach; Collective dose; LNT; Low dose; Optimization
Nuclear | Radiation Medicine
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De Ruvo, A.
Reflections on Low-Dose Radiation, the Misconceptions, Reality and Moving Forward.
Journal of Radiological Protection, 41(4),