VERY HIGH BACKGROUND RADIATION AREAS OF RAMSAR, IRAN: PRELIMINARY BIOLOGICAL STUDIES

@article{Ghiassinejad2002VERYHB,
  title={VERY HIGH BACKGROUND RADIATION AREAS OF RAMSAR, IRAN: PRELIMINARY BIOLOGICAL STUDIES},
  author={M. Ghiassi-nejad and S. Mortazavi and J. Cameron and A. Niroomand-rad and P. A. Karam},
  journal={Health Physics},
  year={2002},
  volume={82},
  pages={87-93}
}
People in some areas of Ramsar, a city in northern Iran, receive an annual radiation absorbed dose from background radiation that is up to 260 mSv y−1, substantially higher than the 20 mSv y−1 that is permitted for radiation workers. Inhabitants of Ramsar have lived for many generations in these high background areas. Cytogenetic studies show no significant differences between people in the high background compared to people in normal background areas. An in vitro challenge dose of 1.5 Gy of… Expand
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