Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation: a Perspective for Japan

  title={Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation: a Perspective for Japan},
  author={Thomas Donnell Luckey},
Ionizing radiation is hormetic. The concept of hormesis, which is not generally understood by news media and governments, is that small doses are beneficial, while large doses are harmful. This effect is known to occur for about 40 essential nutrients, all drugs, and most other agents. Both chronic and acute exposures to ionizing radiation exhibit hormesis. Consideration of the full spectrum, beneficial as well as harmful, of the biological effects of ionizing radiation is vital to… CONTINUE READING


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