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Low-dose radiation exposure and its implications on health risk assessment policy in the UK and globally


Kadhim’s research at Oxford Brookes University into the ‘non-targeted effects’ of radiation has had extensive conceptual impact leading to reconsideration of the recommended dose limits permissible in both clinical and environmental contexts. Her research has been referenced by major international bodies such as UNSCEAR (United Nations) and has led to her advisory role to UK Government Departments through the Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation. Her contribution to the 2013 report to the Department of Health has already impacted health risk assessment and clinical radiotherapy through its recommendations for new lower thresholds of dose levels to protect patient health. This has already contributed to changes in the clinical practice guidelines on low-dose radiation usage for CT scans.

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Kadhim, M (Oxford Brookes University)

Oxford Brookes departments

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences\Department of Biological and Medical Sciences


Year of publication: 2013
Date of RADAR deposit: 2014-12-18

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