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May2-11, 05:40 PM
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Quote Quote by QuantumPion View Post
According to the IAEA, 0.2 Gray (20 Rads) is the threshold between known acute effects. Meaning there is no statistical evidence of doses below 20 Rads directly causing cancer.
no. Cancer is not 'acute effect', it happens after many years if at all. The acute effects are like, white blood cell decrease, immune system less effective, hair loss in particularly radio-sensitive individuals, etc.
cancer is never included as acute effect.

The word 'acute' has specific meaning in medicine.