INEA statement on radiation and health summary recommendations

Donald Higson, Jerry Cuttler
Australia Canada
2015
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Donald J. Higson is a Fellow of the Australasian Radiation Protection Society, Jerry Cuttler is a distinguished nuclear scientist in Canada. The nuclear energy industry offers a proven and safe means for generating most of the electricity we need at a reasonable cost, with minimal damage to the environment. Other uses of nuclear science and technology in industry and in medicine also provide enormous benefits to society. Other uses of nuclear science and technology in industry and in medicine also provide enormous benefits to society. However, for many people, fear of radiation – essentially the mistaken belief that there is no safe radiation dose – is a significant deterrent to the wider use of these technologies.For low doses and low dose rates, there is abundant evidence that conflicts with the Linear No-Threshold LNT model in use worldwide for establishing radiation safety guidelines.




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