Implications for environmental health of multiple stressors

  title={Implications for environmental health of multiple stressors},
  author={Carmel Mothersill and Colin B. Seymour},
  journal={Journal of Radiological Protection},
  pages={A21 - A28}
Recent insights into the mechanisms underlying the biological effects of low dose effects of ionising radiation have revealed that similar mechanisms can be induced by chemical stressors in the environment. This means that interactions between radiation and chemicals are likely and that the outcomes following mixed exposures to radiation and chemicals may not be predictable for human health, by consideration of single agent effects. Our understanding of the biological effects of low dose… 

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