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On paper

Cancer Risk from Low-Level Radiation, Bernard L. Cohen, AJR 2002; 179:1137-1143.

Health Risks of Low Dose Ionizing Radiation in Humans: A Review, KEDAR N. PRASAD et al, Experimental Biology and Medicine, May 1, 2004; 229(5): 378 - 382.

Longevity Is the Most Appropriate Measure of Health Effects of Radiation, John Cameron, Radiology, Published online 10.1148/radiol.2291030291, print: 2003; 229:14-15

Risk of Cancer after Low Doses of Ionising Radiation: Retrospective Cohort Study in 15 Countries, Elizabeth Cardis et al, BMJ. 331(7508):77, 2005 Jul 9.

Very High Background Radiation Areas of Ramsar, Iran: Preliminary Biological Studies, Ghiassi-nejad M, et al, Health Phys 2002;82:87-93.

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