An Introduction to the Estimation of Risks Arising from Exposure to Low Doses of Ionising Radiation


Exposure to ionising radiation leads to a radiation dose. The main health effect of low levels of radiation dose is an increase in the chance of developing cancer. The radiation risk factor quantifies the level of risk caused by a given amount of radiation dose, i.e. there will be an X% risk of getting cancer per unit of dose received. This document… (More)