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How dangerous is radioactivity in the low-dose range?
BfS comments on a recently published study of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Lyon, France
The study co-ordinated by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) examined over 300,000 workers in the nuclear field from three different countries. It supports the assumption that also relatively low and protracted radiation doses may enhance the risk of leukaemia. The study provides an indication for this but no direct evidence.
The BfS does not expect for the recommendations of the International Commission on Radiological Protection to be modified, since as a precaution, these recommendations take large uncertainties of previous findings into account. The study underlines the importance of further research work in this field.
You will find the complete BfS statement here.
State of 2015.08.21