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Resource ID: #12184
Subject: Radiation
Source: Technology Review
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Date: February/March

Description

Technology Review reports that "In the late 1970s, British epidemiologist Alice Stewart and her colleagues released a study claiming that workers exposed to low-level ionizing radiation at the U.S. government's Hanford nuclear weapons complex in Washington state had a heightened cancer risk. This troubling conclusion - with potentially far-reaching implications for radiation exposure standards, medical practices, and nuclear industry operations - ignited a major controversy....An analysis by Stewart and statistician George W. Kneale, her longtime collaborator, soon to appear in the 'American Journal of Industrial Medicine,' claims to further establish a connection between exposure of nuclear workers to supposedly safe doses of low-level ionizing radiation and the risk of contracting cancer..."

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