Does scientific evidence support a change from the LNT model for low-dose radiation risk extrapolation?

@article{Averbeck2009DoesSE,
  title={Does scientific evidence support a change from the LNT model for low-dose radiation risk extrapolation?},
  author={Dietrich Averbeck},
  journal={Health physics},
  year={2009},
  volume={97 5},
  pages={
          493-504
        }
}
The linear no-threshold (LNT) model has been widely used to establish international rules and standards in radiation protection. It is based on the notion that the physical energy deposition of ionizing radiation (IR) increases carcinogenic risk linearly with increasing dose (i.e., the carcinogenic effectiveness remains constant irrespective of dose) and, within a factor of two, also with dose-rate. However, recent findings have strongly put into question the LNT concept and its scientific… CONTINUE READING

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