Dose-response Relationship of Radiation-induced Leukemia
Surveys targeting atomic bomb survivors made it clear that the dose-response relationship of leukemia, excluding chronic lymphocytic leukemia and adult T-cell leukemia, is quadric, and the higher an exposure dose is, the more sharply risks increase, showing a concave dose-response relationship (the linear quadratic curve in the figure). On the other hand, risks posed by low-dose exposure are considered to be lower than estimated based on a simple linear dose-response model.
- Included in this reference material on March 31, 2013
- Updated on February 28, 2018