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Toxicologist says NAS panel ‘misled the world’ when adopting radiation exposure guidelines

Toxicologist says NAS panel ‘misled the world’ when adopting radiation exposure guidelines.

Aug. 13, 2013 — In two recently published peer-reviewed articles, toxicologist Edward Calabrese of the University of Massachusetts Amherst describes how regulators came to adopt the linear no threshold (LNT) dose-response approach to ionizing radiation exposure in the 1950s, which was later generalized to chemical carcinogen risk assessment.

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