Research and analysis

Radiation: circulatory disease risk

This AGIR report (RCE-16) reviews the epidemiological, experimental and medical evidence for radiation exposure elevating the incidence of circulatory diseases.

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RCE-16: circulatory disease risk

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This report is based on work conducted by the Advisory Group on Ionising Radiation (AGIR) subgroup on circulatory disease risk.

Increased evidence of an association between circulatory diseases and radiation exposures has become available over recent years.

Radiological protection does not currently include circulatory diseases in the calculation of health detriment from low dose exposures. It is therefore timely to review the evidence for radiation association and causation of circulatory diseases and consider the likely need and implications for radiological protection to take these diseases into account in protection of health from low dose exposures and medical exposures.

Published 1 October 2010