Table 14.1Summary Measures of Radiation Dose-Response for Mortality at Statistically Significant Tissue Sites in Atom Bomb Survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki*

Site of CancerRelative Risk per SvExcess Deaths (No./104/persons exposed/yr/sv)Attributable Risk (%)
All cancers1.5310.67.2
(except leukemia)
Female breast2.411.4825
Urinary tract1.800.4813
Multiple myeloma2.150.1717

Includes both sexes, all ages at exposure, 1950–1990 data. Estimates based on weighted organ dose measurements. Data from Pierce et al.112

Percentage of all cancer observed that can be attributed to the radiation exposure.

From: Chapter 14, Ionizing Radiation

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