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  1. Effect of small doses.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    Pugwash conference. , 1994/04.

    Small doses of radiation are usually understood to be doses less than about 0.25 Sv - nearly 100 times the dose received annually from natural sources.

    Such doses can, it is thought, have three effects.

    First, they can damage DNA in the germ cells, causing mutations and hereditary defects in subsequent offspring.

    Secondly, they can damage the fetal brain causing some intellectual impairment.

    Thirdly, they can damage DNA in somatic cells and consequently cause cancer.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Rayonnement ionisant, Dose faible, Effet biologique, DNA, Encéphale, Foetus, Carcinogenèse, Radiocontamination, Exposition professionnelle, Centrale nucléaire, Homme, Biophysique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Ionizing radiation, Low dose, Biological effect, DNA, Brain (vertebrata), Fetus, Carcinogenesis, Radioactive contamination, Occupational exposure, Nuclear power plant, Human, Biophysics

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    Cote : 95-0169518

    Code Inist : 002A08F03. Création : 09/06/1995.