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Chapter 3

Radiation and the Human Body

From: From Hiroshima to Fukushima to You


This chapter includes the following sections: Internal versus External Radiation – The Radiation Weighting Factor – How Radiation Damages Cells – The Impact of Radiation on Our Health – Tracking, Limiting, and Preventing Exposure to Radiation – Treatment for Exposure to Radiation – Putting Exposure into Perspective – The Linear No-Threshold Model – Hormesis



Dale Dewar

Dr. Dale Dewar is associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan, an active member of the International Committee of the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada, a two-term member of the Canadian Friends Service Committee, and former Executive Director of Physicians for Global Survival.

Florian Oelck

Florian Oelck has a master’s degree in International Studies from the University of Ottawa