Skip to main page content
Access keys NCBI Homepage MyNCBI Homepage Main Content Main Navigation
Comment
. 2006 Sep;50(3):172-81.

A Rebuttal to Chiropractic Radiologists' View of the 50-year-old, Linear-No-Threshold Radiation Risk Model

Free PMC article
Comment

A Rebuttal to Chiropractic Radiologists' View of the 50-year-old, Linear-No-Threshold Radiation Risk Model

Paul A Oakley et al. J Can Chiropr Assoc. .
Free PMC article

Figures

Figure 1
Figure 1
“Linear” indicates the LNT Model, which is a linear extrapolation from the high dose (dose-rate) of atomic bombs dropped on Japan, drawn linearly down to zero. This model assumes that any exposure has a cancer risk, and the greater the exposure, the greater the cancer risk. “Hormesis” is the quadratic shaped curve (U-shaped curve), where between zero and the zero equivalent point (ZEP), there is less risk of cancer or a ‘benefit’. However, doses greater than the ZEP (a threshold) indicate a near linear increased risk of cancer with increasing doses. (adapted from Luckey, 1991 and Hiserodt, 2005).,

Comment in

Comment on

Similar articles

See all similar articles

Cited by 6 articles

See all "Cited by" articles

LinkOut - more resources

Feedback