High dose gamma ray exposure vs Low dose gamma ray exposure

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I found out that high dose gamma ray exposure is actually easier for the body to repair than low dose gamma ray exposure. At first this made 0 sense to me as higher dose means you are exposed to more gamma rays per second and thus more damage is done.

But now that I think about it, I think that dosage of gamma rays is correlated to amount of time exposed, in other words high dose = short exposure and low dose = long exposure.

Long exposure increases risk of cancer.
Short exposure lowers that risk.

However, more gamma rays increases the chances of radiation sickness and radiation poisoning.

So is high dose, acute exposure really easier for the body to repair than low dose chronic exposure? And is there a difference in how the damage is repaired in these 2 situations?
 

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found out that high dose gamma ray exposure is actually easier for the body to repair than low dose gamma ray exposure.
Do you have a reference for this?
 
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Yes, please give us a reasonable citation. What you are saying is the duration of exposure is more important than the level of exposure in damaging cells? Maybe @Ygggdrasil can help.
 

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