Present radiation protection standards are based to a large extent on data that have been forced to conform with the linear non-threshold model.
A review of the literature shows that there are examples of both data and theory that disagree with such a model.
Established standard setting bodies seem not to have recognized this disagreement ; indeed, as will be shown, there are many studies that they have neither cited, discussed, nor refuted.
Additionally, examples of data adaptation and circular reasoning are to be found in the standard-setting process.
Consequently, a new approach to the process is desirable.
Numerous citations and quotations are given.
Mots-clés Pascal : Radioprotection, Normalisation, Modèle linéaire, Norme sécurité, Validité, Article synthèse, Facteur risque, Donnée expérimentale, Développement maladie, Etude théorique, Dose seuil
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Radioprotection, Standardization, Linear model, Safety standard, Validity, Review, Risk factor, Experimental data, Disease development, Theoretical study, Threshold dose
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