The threshold vs LNT showdown: Dose rate findings exposed flaws in the LNT model part 2. How a mistake led BEIR I to adopt LNT

@article{Calabrese2017TheTV,
  title={The threshold vs LNT showdown: Dose rate findings exposed flaws in the LNT model part 2. How a mistake led BEIR I to adopt LNT},
  author={E. Calabrese},
  journal={Environmental Research},
  year={2017},
  volume={154},
  pages={452–458}
}
  • E. Calabrese
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • Environmental Research
  • &NA; This paper reveals that nearly 25 years after the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation (BEIR) I Committee (1972) used Russell's dose‐rate data to support the adoption of the linear‐no‐threshold (LNT) dose response model for genetic and cancer risk assessment, Russell acknowledged a significant under‐reporting of the mutation rate of the historical control group. This error, which was unknown to BEIR I, had profound implications, leading it to… CONTINUE READING
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