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Reference Material and Useful Links

1 NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL, Health Risks From Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing Radiation. BEIR VII – Phase 2 Committee to Assess Health Risks from Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing Radiation. National Academy Press, Washington DC
2 2 United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation UNSCEAR 2006 Report to the General Assembly
3 Comparison of several compensation schemes by the IAEA Approaches to Attribution of Detrimental Health Effects to Occupational Ionizing Radiation Exposure and Their Application in Compensation Programmes for Cancer (IAEA Occupational Safety and Health Series 73) Shengli Niu, Pascal Deboodt and Hajo Zeeb (eds) Geneva: ILO (2010)
4 A Review of IAEA Occupational Safety and Health Series 73 by Dr Barrie Lambert J. Radiol. Prot. 30 821-824 (2010)
5 5 A paper which describes the US EPA slight modifications to the BEIR VII risk models "U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Radiogenic Risk Models And Protections For The U.S. Population" David J. Pawel and Jerome S. Puskin Health Phys. 102, 646-656, (2012)
6 Basic reference data on solid cancer incidence in A-bomb survivors. "Solid Cancer Incidence in Atomic Bomb Survivors: 1958–1998". Preston, D. L., Ron, E., Tokuoka, S., Funamoto, S., Nishi, N., Soda, M., Mabuchi, K. and Kodama, K. Radiat. Res.168, 1–64 (2007).
7 The HPA up-date paper on cataract. "Radiation Cataractogenesis: A Review of Recent Studies" Ainsbury, E. A., Bouffler, S. D., Dorr, W., Graw, J.,Muirhead, C. R., Edwards, A. A. and Cooper, J. Radiat. Res. 172, 1–9 (2009).
8 A paper which gives data on the age dependence of different types of cataract. "The incidence of Age-related Cataract" Klein EK, Klein R and Lee KE Arch Ophthalmol, 116 219-225 (1998)
9 A calculation tool for radiation risk assessment based on the US compensation scheme. "RadRAT: a radiation risk assessment tool for lifetime cancer risk projection" Gonzalez AB, Apostoaei AI, Velga LHS, Rajaraman P, Thomas BA, Hoffman FO, Gilbert E and Land C. J.Radiol. Prot 32 205-222 (2012)
10 HPA report on radiation risk in the UK. "Risk of Solid Cancers Following Radiation Exposure: Estimates for the UK Population" Report of the AGIR (2011) RCE-19
11 HPA report on the risk non-cancer circulatory disease risks following radiation exposure. "Radiation and Circulatory Disease" Report of the AGIR (2010) RCE-16

“This paper provides some more evidence for the use of a DREF of 1 in the Scheme:

(1) Risk of cancer from occupational exposure to ionising radiation: retrospective cohort study of workers in France, the United Kingdom, and the United States (INWORKS).

Richardson DB, Cardis E, Daniels RD, Gillies M, O'Hagan JA, Hamra GB, Haylock R, Laurier D, Leuraud K, Moissonnier M, Schubauer-Berigan MK, Thierry-Chef I, Kesminiene A.

BMJ. 2015 Oct 20;351:h5359.”

  Useful links
Public Health England -
HSE Hazards at Work - Radiation --
  Older reference material

    » LEWIS, M., The UK Compensation Scheme for Radiation Linked Diseases, International Conference on Occupational Radiation Protection, Geneva, Switzerland 26-30 August 2002; Contributed Papers, IAEA-CN-91, 585-589.
    » LEIGH, W.J., WAKEFORD, R., Radiation litigation and the nuclear industry - the experience in the United Kingdom, Health Phys. 81 6 (2001) 646-654.
    » WAKEFORD, R., ANTELL, B.A., LEIGH, W.J., A review of probability of causation and its use in a compensation scheme for nuclear industry workers in the United Kingdom, Health Phys. 74 1 (1998) 1-9.
    » MUMMERY, P.W., ALDERSON, B.A., The BNFL Compensation Agreement for radiation linked diseases, J. Radiol. Prot. 9 x (1989) 179-84.
    » THOMAS, D.I., SALMON, L., ANTELL, B.A. Revised technical basis for the BNFL/UKAEA Compensation Agreement for radiation-linked diseases. J. Radiol. Prot. 11 x (1991) 111-116.