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E-M:/ low radiation doses may pose higher risk than previously thought



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Enviro-Mich message from Terry Lodge <tjlodge50@yahoo.com>
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   Since the south central and southeastern part of
Michigan are seen by the U.S. EPA as containing high
amounts of subterranean radon, this research - which
renews questions about how even "routine," minimal
radiation exposures may be unsafe - should be of
concern.

LOW RADIATION DOSES MAY POSE HIGH RISK

NEW YORK, New York, December 12, 2001 (ENS) - Low
doses of radiation from natural sources can trigger
widespread mutations in living cells at much lower
doses than the amount scientists previously believed
could do such damage. New research from Columbia
University suggests that public health officials may
need to reconsider what levels of radiation in nature 
should be deemed safe.

For full text and graphics visit: 
http://ens-news.com/ens/dec2001/2001L-12-12-06.html

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