Radiation Protection—Sorting Out the Arguments

  title={Radiation Protection—Sorting Out the Arguments},
  author={Sven Ove Hansson},
  journal={Philosophy \& Technology},
  • S. Hansson
  • Published 9 July 2011
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  • Philosophy & Technology
This is a response to an article by Wade Allison in which he argues that we should accept drastically higher doses of ionizing radiation than what we currently do (Philosophy and Technology 24:193–195, 2011). He employs four arguments in defence of his position: comparisons with background radiation, the positive experiences of radiotherapy, the presence of biological defence mechanisms against radiation, and a concession by Swedish authorities that their approach to reindeer meat after the… 
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