Linear No-Threshold Relationship Inconsistent with Radiation Data

Maurice Tubiana, Ludwig Feinendegen, Joseph Kaminski
Germany USA

The LNT model was introduced as a concept to facilitate radiation protection. But the use of this model led to the claim that even the smallest dose (one electron traversing a cell) may initiate carcinogenesis—for instance, from diagnostic x-ray sources. This claim is highly hypothetical and has resulted in medical, economic, and other societal harm.


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