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Hereditary Effects of Radiation, United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) 2001 Report

Report to the General Assembly, with Scientific Annex

  • Author: UNSCEAR
  • Publication date: November 2001
  • Page count: 164
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 01.IX.2

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ISBN: 9789210582506

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In this 2001 Report, the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation has completed a comprehensive review of the hereditary risks to offspring following parental exposure to radiation. This report includes an evaluation of those diseases, which have both hereditary and environmental components, the so-called multifactor diseases. The new information presented in this report suggests that radiation is less likely to have adverse genetic effects than had been assumed. This report provides a unique scientific basis for estimating radiation risk, establishing radiation protection and safety standards and regulating radiation sources for governments and organizations throughout the world.