ICRP and impairment of mental function following prenatal irradiation

@article{Mole1992ICRPAI,
  title={ICRP and impairment of mental function following prenatal irradiation},
  author={R H Mole},
  journal={Journal of Radiological Protection},
  year={1992},
  volume={12},
  pages={93 - 105}
}
  • R H Mole
  • Published 1992
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Journal of Radiological Protection
A brief account is given of mental retardation and intelligence testing in unirradiated human populations, without which it is not possible to judge the 1991 ICRP recommendations relating to mental impairment. Their basis seems to be an inadequate appreciation of aspects of mental retardation, of intelligence testing and their correlation. The dose-response used by ICRP (1991) for the reduction of IQ by irradiation in utero has no radiobiological basis because IQ values are derived from… 

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