Nevada Test Fallout and Radioiodine in Milk

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Science  07 Sep 1962:
Vol. 137, Issue 3532, pp. 756-758
DOI: 10.1126/science.137.3532.756


The iodine-131 dosage to infant thyroids as a result of Nevada testing is evaluated. The case of heavy fallout in the Troy, N.Y., area on 26 April 1953 is cited. The possibility is discussed that a thyroid cancer survey would provide a critical test of linear response versus threshold theory for radiation injury to tissue.