Editor-in-Chief: Patrick M. Colletti, M.D.
ISSN: 0363-9762
Online ISSN: 1536-0229
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Official Journal of the American College of Nuclear Medicine

 

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Time to Reject the Linear-No Threshold Hypothesis
In early February, author, Carol S. Marcus, PhD, MD submitted a petition to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to reject the linear-no threshold (LNT) hypothesis and ALARA as the bases for radiation safety regulation in the United States, using instead threshold and hormesis evidence. Her article briefly reviews the history of LNT and its use by regulators, the lack of evidence supporting LNT, and the large body of evidence supporting thresholds and hormesis. Physician acceptance of cancer risk from low dose radiation based upon federal regulatory claims is unfortunate and needs to be reevaluated. This is dangerous to patients and impedes good medical care. A link to the petition is available and support by individual physicians to publicly comment is extremely important.
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