Title: Letter to the Editor of International Journal of Low Radiation

Authors: Colin R. Muirhead

Addresses: Radiation Protection Division Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards, Health Protection Agency, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon, OX11 0RQ, UK

Abstract: This letter queries a figure in a paper by Sir Samurai T.D. Luckey in this journal (4(4), 2007, 336-44) and conclusions resulting from it that an annual dose of 18 mSv might |reduce cancer death rates to zero|. A reply from Sir Samurai T.D. Luckey is included.

Keywords: low radiation; dose rates; worker exposure; National Registry for Radiation Workers; NRRW; cancer deaths; dose-response relationship; nuclear workers.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLR.2008.020256

International Journal of Low Radiation, 2008 Vol.5 No.3, pp.271 - 273

Available online: 10 Sep 2008 *

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