The impact of biology on risk assessment -- Workshop of the National Research Council`s board on radiation effects research. Meeting report

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The linear, nonthreshold extrapolation from a dose-response relationship for ionizing radiation derived at higher doses to doses for which regulatory standards are proposed is being challenged by some scientists and defended by others. It appears that the risks associated with exposures to doses of interest are below the risks that can be measured with epidemiologic studies. Therefore, many have looked to biology to provide information relevant to risk assessment. The workshop reported here, ``The Impact of biology on Risk Assessment,`` was planned to address the need for further information by bringing together scientists who have been working in key fields ... continued below

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Fry, R.J.M.; Grosovsky, A.; Hanawalt, P.C.; Jostes, R.F.; Little, J.B.; Morgan, W.F. et al. December 31, 1997.

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  • Fry, R.J.M. Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)
  • Grosovsky, A. Univ. of California, Riverside, CA (United States)
  • Hanawalt, P.C. Stanford Univ., CA (United States). Dept. of Biological Sciences
  • Jostes, R.F. National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC (United States). Board on Radiation Effects Research
  • Little, J.B. Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA (United States). Dept. of Cancer Biology
  • Morgan, W.F. Univ. of California, San Francisco, CA (United States). Dept. of Radiation Oncology
  • Oleinick, N.L. Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, OH (United States)
  • Ullrich, R.L. Univ. of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX (United States). Dept. of Radiation Therapy

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The linear, nonthreshold extrapolation from a dose-response relationship for ionizing radiation derived at higher doses to doses for which regulatory standards are proposed is being challenged by some scientists and defended by others. It appears that the risks associated with exposures to doses of interest are below the risks that can be measured with epidemiologic studies. Therefore, many have looked to biology to provide information relevant to risk assessment. The workshop reported here, ``The Impact of biology on Risk Assessment,`` was planned to address the need for further information by bringing together scientists who have been working in key fields of biology and others who have been contemplating the issues associated specifically with this question. The goals of the workshop were to summarize and review the status of the relevant biology, to determine how the reported biologic data might influence risk assessment, and to identify subjects on which more data is needed.

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  • Workshop of the National Research Council`s Board on radiation effects research: the impact of biology on risk assessment, Washington, DC (United States), 21-22 Jul 1997

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  • Report No.: CONF-9707190--Summ.
  • Grant Number: FG02-94ER61934
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 319883
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc675416

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Fry, R.J.M.; Grosovsky, A.; Hanawalt, P.C.; Jostes, R.F.; Little, J.B.; Morgan, W.F. et al. The impact of biology on risk assessment -- Workshop of the National Research Council`s board on radiation effects research. Meeting report, article, December 31, 1997; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc675416/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.