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The Risks of Radiation at Low Doses

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 10:15 AM-12:00 PM Room No. 605/607
Chair(s): Paretzke, Herwig

(SY060) Modeling for radiation risk assessment.

Paretzke, Herwig1, 1 Institute of Radiation Protection, Neuherberg, Germany

ABSTRACT- The EU-Integrated Project “DNA damage responses, genomic instability and radiation induced cancer : the problem of risk at low and protracted doses” (acronym: RISC-RAD) combines the attempts of 30 European laboratories to improve our knowledge on the mechanisms of radiation actions and corresponding risks to humans at low (< 200 mSv) and protracted radiation doses. Thus, it aims to answer questions like “Who is at higher risk?”, “Which are the mechanisms through which risk factors act?”, “When do the factors modifying risk exert their influence?”, “Is there a link between radiosensitivity of individuals to short time effects and susceptibility to radiogenic cancer induction and other late effects?”. This project started in Jan. 2004 and is planned for a duration of four years. In this symposium the leaders of the 5 Work Packages into which this large project is structured will give an overview on research planned and results obtained in the first year of this project.

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