Does not compute. Might as well read up on the rationale behind the LNT.
You can just google it. Usually it varies around 30000-90000 deaths over a 50 year period and a population of a continent. (I mean, 30-90000 are for the conservative guesses. By any less conservative guess, on long term everybody is dead. Twice.)Edit: In order to answer my question, I would be interested in a prediction of deaths from events such Chernobyl according to the LNT model and compare it with the actual real world facts.
the WHO estimates 9000.
The difference is more or less due the population size and some minor variables related to the application of LNT....the four most exposed populations considered here, predictions currently available are of the order of 9000 to 10 000 deaths from cancers and leukaemia over life.
Gamma rays from incorporated iodine is an example of this exposure (although the beta decays are more important here). The thread has discussed the whole dose all the time, your post is misleading.This all seems to focus on exposure to high energy, short wave, gamma radiation exposure.
The post was interested in levels of exposure and its health effects, it would be impossible to consider either of these without knowing what radionuclides were released. A person who absorbs Iodine-13 which has a half life of 8days emits all of its radiation in the thyroid, the whole body dose is irrelevant to the type of damage caused, in the same way calcium-45 is deposited in bone. Several isotopes may be excreted very quickly which will limit exposure. Several people have already made this point. I am curious to know how you would calculate exposure or the health effects without reference to these issues and I don't think that the only thing being discussed was whole dose and presumably whole body exposure, it would be pointless to do so.Gamma rays from incorporated iodine is an example of this exposure (although the beta decays are more important here). The thread has discussed the whole dose all the time, your post is misleading.