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The world's high background natural radiation areas (HBNRAs) revisited: A broad overview of the dosimetric, epidemiological and radiobiological issues

Aliyu, Abubakar Sadiq and Ramli, Ahmad Termizi (2015) The world's high background natural radiation areas (HBNRAs) revisited: A broad overview of the dosimetric, epidemiological and radiobiological issues. Radiation Measurements, 73 . pp. 51-59. ISSN 1350-4487

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.radmeas.2015.01.007

Abstract

The residents of the world's high background natural radiation areas (HBNRAs), such as Ramsar (in Iran), Guarapari (in Brazil), Orissa and Kerala (in India) and Yangjiang (in China) have lived in these areas for generations under extraordinary radiation fields. The failure of earlier epidemiological studies to report any substantial increase in cancer incidence in HBNRAs has raised some controversy regarding the validity of the linear no-threshold hypothesis. This paper reviews some of the most recent studies of HBNRAs with the intent of stimulating greater research interest in the dosimetric, epidemiological and radiobiological issues related to the world's HBNRAs and proposes solutions to the challenges facing HBNRA studies. This paper may serve as a useful reference for some of the harder-to-find literature.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:cancer epidemiology, chromosomal aberration
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions:Science
ID Code:59005
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:04 Dec 2016 12:07
Last Modified:01 Feb 2017 09:06

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