Question For Abe Weitzberg re his Viewpoint Item

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Question For Abe Weitzberg re his Viewpoint Item

admin2tomnachtrab
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Abe, you wrote:

EPA and NRC risk evaluations for Cs-137 show that the external dose is by far the most dominant effect..
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Can you expand a little on this?

What is "external dose" compared to what other kinds of dose?

Most dominant effect of what ... on what?

Thanks,
Tom Nachtrab
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RE: Question For Abe Weitzberg re his Viewpoint Item

aweitzberg

Tom,

When they do their risk assessments, they look at the pathways to people such as ingesting, breathing, and external dose. They include what happens when it goes into the body and the rate at which it comes out. They calculate whole body doses and internal body doses and develop risk factors. For Cs-137 the risk from external dose is about 10,000 times that of an ingestion dose.

 

Abe

 

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Woodland Hills, CA 91367

 

 

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Abe, you wrote:

EPA and NRC risk evaluations for Cs-137 show that the external dose is by far the most dominant effect..
.

Can you expand a little on this?

What is "external dose" compared to what other kinds of dose?

Most dominant effect of what ... on what?

Thanks,
Tom Nachtrab


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