Quality factors for space radiation: A new approach.

  title={Quality factors for space radiation: A new approach.},
  author={Thomas B. Borak and Lawrence H. Heilbronn and Lawrence W. Townsend and Rafe A McBeth and Wouter C de Wet},
  journal={Life sciences in space research},
NASA has derived new models for radiological risk assessment based on epidemiological data and radiation biology including differences in Relative Biological Effectiveness for leukemia and solid tumors. Comprehensive approaches were used to develop new risk cross sections and the extension of these into recommendations for risk assessment during space missions. The methodology relies on published data generated and the extensive research initiative managed by the NASA Human Research Program… CONTINUE READING