Age at exposure1952 population countEstimated average thyroid dose (rad)ERR at 1 rad (Ron et al. 1995)Excess rate (lifetime)Lifetime excess thyroid cancers
MalesFemalesMalesFemalesMalesFemalesTotal
RBE = 1
01,757,8001,698,60010.30.0980.0025240.006464,435.8010,973.2015,409.00
1-47,171,0006,931,2006.70.0980.0016420.00420211,771.2029,126.6040,897.80
5-97,174,0436,929,4304.50.0490.0005510.0014113,954.709,778.8013,733.50
10-146,235,3576,023,9702.80.02450.0001720.0004391,069.502,644.803,714.30
15-195,916,6645,715,1141.80.012255.51e-050.000141326.2806.51,132.70
Total28,255,86427,298,31421,55753,33074,887
RBE = 0.66
01,757,8001,698,60010.30.064680.0016660.0042642,927.607,242.3010,170.00
1-47,171,0006,931,2006.70.064680.0010830.0027737,769.0019,223.5026,992.50
5-97,174,0436,929,4304.50.032340.0003640.0009312,610.106,454.009,064.10
10-146,236,3576,023,9702.80.016170.0001130.00029705.91,745.502,451.40
15-195,916,6645,715,1141.80.0080853.64e-059.31e-05215.3532.3747.6
Total28,255,86427,298,31414,22835,19849,426
RBE = 0.3
01,757,8001,698,60010.30.02940.0007570.0019381,330.703,292.004,622.70
1-47,171,0006,931,2006.70.02940.0004920.0012613,531.408,738.0012,269.30
5-97,174,0436,929,4304.50.01470.0001650.0004231,186.402,933.64,120.10
10-146,236,3576,023,9702.80.007355.15e-050.000132320.9793.41,114.30
15-195,915,6645,715,1141.80.0036751.65e-054.23e-0597.8242339.8
Total28,255,86427,298,3146,46715,99922,466
RBE = 0.1
01,757,8001,698,60010.30.00980.0002520.000646443.61,097.301,540.90
1-47,171,0006,931,2006.70.00980.0001640.000421,177.102,912.704,089.80
5-97,174,0436,929,4304.50.00495.51e-050.000141395.5977.91,373.40
10-146,236,3576,023,9702.80.002451.72e-054.39e-05107264.5371.4
15-195,916,6645,715,1141.80.0012255.51e-061.41e-0532.680.7113.3
Total28,255,86427,298,3142,1565,3337,489

From: Appendix B, Copy of the Memorandum from Dr. Charles Land to Dr. Richard Klausner

Cover of Exposure of the American People to Iodine-131 from Nevada Nuclear-Bomb Tests
Exposure of the American People to Iodine-131 from Nevada Nuclear-Bomb Tests: Review of the National Cancer Institute Report and Public Health Implications.
Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Thyroid Screening Related to I-131 Exposure; National Research Council (US) Committee on Exposure of the American People to I-131 from the Nevada Atomic Bomb Tests.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 1999.
Copyright © 1999, National Academy of Sciences.

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