Low-level radiation less harmful to health than other lifestyle risks

University of Oxford| Wed Sep 13 06:51:47 EDT 2017
Low-level radiation less harmful to health than other lifestyle risks

Human populations have always been exposed to ionizing radiation, and more so in modern life due to its use in medicine, industry and the armed forces. Whilst the risks to human health from medium and high-level radiation are relatively well-understood, the risks at lower levels are less clear.  Mixed messages about the safety of low doses of radiation from different sources have created confusion for the public and for policy makers.  

In a new study, published today in....

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