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  • R H Mole
  • 1975
Cancer is naturally very common, and practical questions about the possibility of radiation-induced harm are often questions about what in other contexts would be called background noise. Central to the question of whether small radiation exposures are carcinogenic is the effect of antenatal radiography. A comparison of singleton and twin births with(More)
A re-analysis of published data from the Oxford Childhood Cancer Survey shows that the frequency of leukaemia and of solid cancers in childhood is greater following antenatal x-radiography, not only in singleton births but also in monozygotic and dizygotic twins. The radiography rate was 10% in singletons and 55% in twins. A similar excess of leukaemia and(More)
THE results of a number of workers show a considerable quantitative consistency in the frequency of tumours per unit of radiation dose following exposure of the skin to large doses of ionizing radiation (Hulse, 1962). When low as well as high doses of 204T1 beta particles were used, the dose-response suggested that tumour induction increased according to(More)
  • R H Mole
  • 1979
The evidence relating to pre-natal radiation exposure and the subsequent occurrence of malformations and cancer suggests that the overall risk lies in the range 0--1 cases per 1000 irradiated by one rad in utero in the first four months of pregnancy. The natural level of occurrence of serious handicaps in average pregnancies is at least 30 times higher. Is(More)
  • R H Mole
  • 1987
The human evidence on radiation damage to the individual developing in utero is confined to mental impairment and carcinogenesis. New evidence is becoming available about levels of mental impairment of direct interest to radiological protection, but as yet no framework of understanding exists to allow quantitative predictions for the purposes of(More)