- Volume 21 Issue 3
Prediction of Fatal Radiation-Induced Cancer for Korean Using the BEIR V Method
BEIR V 방법을 이용한 한국인의 방사선에 의한 암사망 예측
- Hwang, Won-Tae (Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute) ;
- Han, Moon-Hee (Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute) ;
- Cho, Gyu-Seong (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)
- Published : 1996.09.30
The lifetime fatal radiation-induced cancer for Korean has been estimated for both single and continuous radiation exposure using the BEIR V method. In case of single exposure, the major radiation-induced cancer type for young and old age is digestive and respiratory cancer, respectively. For the whole population of Korean, the major radiation-induced cancer type is digestive cancer. In case of 1mGy/yr continuous exposure from birth to death, the contribution of total radiation-induced cancer mortality to natural cancer mortality is about 3%.