Assessing cancer risks of low-dose radiation

@article{Mullenders2009AssessingCR,
  title={Assessing cancer risks of low-dose radiation},
  author={Leon H. F. Mullenders and Mike Atkinson and Herwig G. Paretzke and Laure Sabatier and Simon Bouffler},
  journal={Nature Reviews Cancer},
  year={2009},
  volume={9},
  pages={596-604}
}
Ionizing radiation is considered a non-threshold carcinogen. However, quantifying the risk of the more commonly encountered low and/or protracted radiation exposures remains problematic and subject to uncertainty. Therefore, a major challenge lies in providing a sound mechanistic understanding of low-dose radiation carcinogenesis. This Perspective article considers whether differences exist between the effects mediated by high- and low-dose radiation exposure and how this affects the assessment… 

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