Tuesday, March 15, 2011


1) Experts say even small radiation doses, as low as 100 millisieverts, can slightly raise cancer risk.

2) Exposure to 1,000 millisieverts is estimated to increase risk of fatal cancer by about 5%.

3)Leukaemia, a bone marrow cancer, is the most common radiation-induced cancer.

3)Others include cancer of lung, skin, thyroid, breast and stomach; can take years to develop.

4)Half of those exposed to between 4,000-5,000 millisiverts die in a month.

*Quoted from BBC website. web: www.bbc.co.uk

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