Defining a Possible Low LET Bystander Effect

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Current radiation protection guidelines assume a linear response to ionizing radiations down through doses where epidemiological studies provide very limited to no information as to the propriety of such assumptions. The bystander response is a non-targeted effect which might impact such guidelines. These studies while clearly affirming a bystander response for high LET radiations, do not provide such affirmation for environmentally relevant low dose, low LET radiations. Caution and further study are necessary before making judgements that could impact on current standards.

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Geard, Charles R. May 4, 2009.

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Current radiation protection guidelines assume a linear response to ionizing radiations down through doses where epidemiological studies provide very limited to no information as to the propriety of such assumptions. The bystander response is a non-targeted effect which might impact such guidelines. These studies while clearly affirming a bystander response for high LET radiations, do not provide such affirmation for environmentally relevant low dose, low LET radiations. Caution and further study are necessary before making judgements that could impact on current standards.

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  • Report No.: DOE/ER/62687- Final Report
  • Grant Number: FG02-98ER62687
  • DOI: 10.2172/951905 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 951905
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc925821

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Geard, Charles R. Defining a Possible Low LET Bystander Effect, report, May 4, 2009; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc925821/: accessed May 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.