Medical Radiology and Radiation Safety. 2014. Vol. 59. No. 4. P. 41-47


Y.N. Korystov

Factors Distorting the Estimation of the Carcinogenic Risk from Low Radiation Doses, as Determined with Epidemiological Data

Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics of RAS, Pushchino, Russia. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  1. Introduction
  2. Dependence of cancer mortality estimated on the range of averaging epidemiologic data by age, and on age distribution of persons in cohorts
  3. Dependence of estimated cancer mortality on averaging of effects of several close doses
  4. Data on high-level background radiation obtained without dose averaging for cohorts similar in age distribution
  5. Conclusion

Key words: ionizing radiation, low doses, radiation-induced tumors, carcinogenic risk, mortality, distorting factors