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By Charles L. Sanders

Current radiation defense criteria are dependent upon the applying of the linear no-threshold (LNT) assumption, which considers that even very low doses of ionizing radiation may cause melanoma. The radiation hormesis speculation, in contrast, proposes that low-dose ionizing radiation is not just secure yet is fit and worthy.

In this booklet, the writer examines all points of radiation hormesis intimately, together with the historical past of the idea that and mechanisms, and offers accomplished, updated studies for significant melanoma forms. it truly is defined how low-dose radiation can actually reduce all-cause and all-cancer mortality and support to regulate metastatic melanoma. consciousness can be attracted to biases in epidemiological study while utilizing the LNT assumption. the writer indicates how proponents of the LNT assumption constantly reject, manage, and intentionally forget about an overpowering abundance of released info and falsely declare that no trustworthy info can be found at doses of below a hundred mSv. The end result of the LNT assumption is a radiophobia that's very expensive by way of lives and money.

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2) [2]. 4 mSv/year [7]. 4 mSv [8]. 2 to 12 mSv/year. S. population background dose is low LET, whereas 52% of dose is from high-LET radon progeny (mostly 222Rn) [9]. 02 mSv) are small fractions of the natural, world average, background dose [6]. 2) [1, 10]. The monazite-bearing, high-thoron-content sands of Kerala have a resident population of 200,000 living for generations at these highbackground radiation levels [11]. The inhalational component in Kerala is smaller than the external gamma component, constituting only 30% of the total dose, whereas the external gamma dose comprises more than 50% of the total dose [11].

The large preponderance of epidemiological data demonstrates no effect or a protection against cancer for those living in HBRA regions of the world [35–37]. References 1. Cardis E (2005) Commentary on information that can be drawn from studies of areas with high levels of natural radiation. Int Congress Ser 1276:118–123 2. Wei L (1997) High background radiation area-an important source of exploring the health effects of low dose ionizing radiation. In: Wei L, Sugahara T, Tao A (eds) High levels of natural radiation, radiation dose and health effects.

Wallace SS (1988) AP-endonucleases and DNA-glycosylases that recognize oxidative DNA damage. Environ Mol Mutagen 12:431–477 33. Luckey TD (1991) Radiation hormesis. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL 34. Luckey TD (1999) Nurture with ionizing radiation: a provocative assumption. Nutr Cancer 34:1–11 35. Pollycove M, Feinendegen LE (2001) Biologic responses to low doses of ionizing radiation: Deteriment versus hormesis. Part 2: Dose responses to organisms. J Nucl Med 42: 26N–37N 36. Pollycove M, Feinendegen LE (1999) Molecular biology, epidemiology and the demise of the linear no-threshold (LNT) assumption.

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