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2005-06-30 13:16:18

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Exposure to everyday sources of radiation, mostly medical X-rays, raises the risk of cancer but not by much and there is no clear line between a harmless dose and a disease-causing dose, an expert panel reported on Wednesday.

2005-06-28 18:10:06

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Nuclear industry workers exposed to chronic low doses of radiation have a slightly higher risk of developing cancer, scientists said on Wednesday.

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2005-06-29 15:45:00

The preponderance of scientific evidence shows that even very low doses of radiation pose a risk of cancer or other health problems and there is no threshold below which exposure can be viewed as harmless. The finding is critical because it addresses radiation amounts commonly used in medical treatment.


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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.