EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB)

Cancer Risk Estimation from Exposure to Ionizing Radiation - Revised Blue Book

EPA Designated Federal Officer (DFO):K. Jack Kooyoomjian

Responsible Committee/Panel:Radiation Advisory Committee Augmented for the Review of EPA's Radiogenic Cancer Risk Assessment

BACKGROUND.

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EPA's Office of Air and Radiation requested the SAB review a draft document entitled ”EPA Radiogenic Cancer Risk Models and Projections for the U.S. Population”' dated December 2008. The draft document discusses a revised approach to cancer dose-response assessment of radionuclides, based on recommendations from the National Academies of Science 2005 report on Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation (known as the BEIR VII report) and modified and expanded for EPA’s purposes.


Agency Charge . (PDF, 3 pp., 35,178 bytes)

Agency Review Document(s):

PDF for EPA Radiogenic Cancer Risk Models and Projections for the U.S. Population, Draft December 2008. (PDF, 116 pp., 536,733 bytes)