Life Shortening and Tumor Production by Strontium-90

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Science  17 Jun 1960:
Vol. 131, Issue 3416, pp. 1808-1809
DOI: 10.1126/science.131.3416.1808


A linear relationship between dose of internal radiation and two effects, which implies no threshold, is shown to be a possible interpretation of data given by Finkel in "Mice, men and fallout" (1). This interpretation is at variance with that offered by Finkel, which was that the dose-effect relationship is nonlinear and indicates a threshold.