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BOOKLET to Provide Basic Information Regarding Health Effects of Radiation (3rd edition)

Risks of Cancer (Radiation)

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The table above shows the effects of radiation exposure doses on the relative risks of cancer released by the National Cancer Center Japan.

It is estimated that the relative risk increases by 1.8 times due to radiation exposure doses of 1,000 to 2,000 mSv, by 1.4 times due to doses of 500 to 1,000 mSv and by 1.19 times due to doses of 200 to 500 mSv.

In the case of radiation exposure below 100 mSv, it is considered to be extremely difficult to detect the risk of developing cancer.

(Related to p.103 of Vol. 1, "Risks of Cancer (Life Habits)")

  • Included in this reference material on March 31, 2013
  • Updated on March 31, 2019
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