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Sources, Effects and Risks of Ionizing Radiation, United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) 2019 Report

Report to the General Assembly, with Scientific Annexes

  • Author: UNSCEAR
  • Publication date: February 2021
  • Page count: 308
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 20.IX.5

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ISBN: 9789211391848

About the product

This report assesses the levels and effects of exposure to ionizing radiation. The scientific annexes provide the supporting scientific rationale for UNSCEAR’s 2019 report. Annex A focuses on evaluation of selected health effects and inference of risk due to radiation exposure described in five scenarios for risk evaluation: 1) leukemia after medical computed tomography scans during childhood; 2) leukemia after occupational radiation exposure; 3) solid cancer after occupational exposure; 4) thyroid cancer after exposure during childhood or adolescence; and 5) circulatory diseases after acute radiation exposure. Quantitative risk estimates are presented based on epidemiological studies and on the effects found among survivors of atomic bombings in Japan. Annex B focuses on the evaluation of lung cancer from exposure to radon.